Lock Them Up?
In the past two weeks, there have been two law professor freak-outs. First, the Trump Administration refused to accept new DACA applications. Instantly, the professoriate charged the lawyers in the Trump administration with flouting the Supreme Court’s Regents decision, as well as the district courts’ injunctions. (How many of these professors carefully parsed the memorandum and the complex litigation history before making these claims?) One professor on a list-serve actually argued that the Trump administration lawyers should be thrown in jail for contempt of court. Of course, none of these claims were true. The Trump Administration merely issued a new policy. And those policies will be challenged anew. No one has been held in contempt. No one is going to jail.
On Friday, President Trump issued a memorandum that provided finan
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