Is the Chinese Exclusion Case Still Good Law? (The President Is Trying to Find Out)

13 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2017 Last revised: 9 Aug 2017

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Michael Kagan

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: March 12, 2017

Abstract

Though barely mentioned in the early court filings, the lurking issue in the constitutional challenges to Pres. Trump’s immigration bans – what opponents call the “Muslim ban” – is whether the 1889 Chinese Exclusion Case can still guide immigration law in the 21st Century.

Keywords: Immigration, Immigration Law

Suggested Citation

Kagan, Michael, Is the Chinese Exclusion Case Still Good Law? (The President Is Trying to Find Out) (March 12, 2017). 1 Nev. L. J. Forum 80 (2017); UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2931881

Michael Kagan (Contact Author)

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law ( email )

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