Alan Dershowitz, the famous former Harvard law professor emeritus and author, is a CNN contributor and an avowed liberal who admitted in 2010 that his endorsement of Joel Pollak for Congress was the first (and still only time) he had ever supported a Republican.
He did not vote for Trump in 2016 – he voted for Hillary – and is extremely unlikely to vote for Trump in 2020.
Yet President Trump should consider choosing him to make his case for him on his executive order on travel.
This is because Dershowitz delivered a bombshell opinion on Fox and Friends Saturday .
As reported by The Blaze
The idea of focusing so heavily on campaign rhetoric and essentially saying, look, if Obama had issued the very same order with the same words it would be constitutional, but if Trump issues it, it’s unconstitutional because he said some things about Muslims in the run-up to the campaign, or Rudy Giuliani said some things, or some other people said some things –
that’s not the way the law is supposed to work.
Alan Dershowitz continued by predicting that if “the case gets to the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court will uphold the major provisions of this ban. I do not believe this is a Muslim ban.”
These are surprising opinions from a legal expert who is a lifelong Democrat, although the professor has criticized the Democratic Party on issues often over the past few years, especially on issues related to Israel, including his authorship of The Case Against the Iran Deal: How Can We Stop Iran From Getting Nukes? which skewered President Obama’s pact with Iran.
Dershowitz even threatened to leave the Democratic Party recently if it elected Congressman Keith Ellison chairman of the DNC, given his “long history of sordid association with anti-Semitism.”