Attorney Clete Samson Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Article on SCOTUS Travel BanNews | June 27, 2018
The Christian Science Monitor has quoted Kutak Rock attorney Clete Samson in the article, “In travel ban decision, Supreme Court shows judicial deference to presidency.” On June 26, in a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the third version of President Trump’s executive order ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries. The court found “that the order both fell within the broad powers delegated to the presidency in immigration and national security matters and did not violate the Constitution’s prohibition on the establishment of a single religion.”
The order upheld by the Supreme Court is based on a months-long global review by federal agencies of different countries’ immigrant vetting processes and information sharing. According to Samson, “The efforts the administration took with its global review is of particular significance. This comes down to what the data showed, what the efforts the administration undertook to examine the vetting procedures of all countries showed. I don’t think it’s really that shocking.”Read: "In travel ban decision, Supreme Court shows judicial deference to presidency.”
Samson's work at Kutak Rock includes immigration law, worksite compliance, employment law, and litigation. He previously served for seven years as a federal trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.