Dershowitz on Yates and Warren
Alan Dershowitz once noted that the legal profession involved a culture of copying, as distinct
from other academic areas. In recent comments about AAG Yates, he suggested Yates was not
sufficiently proactive in analyzing a new situation.
In commenting on actions by Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Dershowitz noted Yates should
have made "a nuanced analysis of what parts of the order are constitutional, what parts are
in violation of the statute, what parts are perfectly lawful."
He also commented on statements by Elizabeth Warren, who
"pointed to a part of the Constitution that says no religious test shall ever be required.
But she didn't read the second part of it: for holding public office under
the United States government. It has nothing to do with visas."