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ACLU Vows to Fight Trump: 'We'll See You in Court'

Donald Trump might have to overcome legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union to carry out some of his campaign promises, The Hill reported.

The personal-liberties organization warned the president-elect, shortly after he beat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night, that its lawyers will “see him in court.” ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero criticized Trump’s plans to temporarily ban Muslims from certain parts of the world from entering the United States, deport all undocumented immigrants, spy on U.S. Muslims, punish women who get abortions, employ torture tactics in interrogations of suspected terrorists, and reform libel laws.

“These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional,” Romero declared in a written statement. “They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth amendments. If you do not reverse course and instead endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at every step.”

The organization wasted no time in exploiting Trump’s victory to solicit contributions. “We need you to stand with us now,” the ACLU homepage proclaimed, under a large picture of the president-elect. Romero warned that his members “are ready to fight.” He added: “We will be eternally vigilant every single day of your presidency and when you leave the Oval Office, we will do the same with your successor.”

Amnesty International USA’s director, Margaret Huang, also slammed Trump. She called his rhetoric “poisonous,” “xenophobic” and “sexist,” according to The Hill.

Source: The Hill
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