This discussion question is based on your reading and understanding of chapter 3, our class discussion on the First Amendment’s provision on the freedom of religion and the judicial standard of review, and the following video on the federal court case addressing the Trump administration’s travel restrictions on selected foreign nationals.

Full Hearing: Washington State vs. Trump (Links to an external site.)Full Hearing: Washington State vs. Trump

In viewing the video, consider the following:

  • the attorneys’ reference to other cases- based on your understanding of case law to date, what is the significance to that reference?
  • The attorneys’ argument regarding religious discrimination- Do you agree? What is the legal (not personal) basis of your position.
  • The judge’s inquiry on the appropriate standard of review- What is the significance of this consideration?

Fully explain and cite the factual basis of your position.