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

12 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2017  

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). Nevada Law Journal, Forthcoming. 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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