HAWAIʻ I LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DOUG CHIN ON TODAY’S ARGUMENTS BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

DOUGLAS S. CHIN
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

 

NEWS RELEASE
April 25, 2018

 

STATEMENT OF HAWAI‘I LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DOUG CHIN ON TODAY’S ARGUMENTS BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT 

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin attended this morning’s travel ban arguments before the United States Supreme Court and released this statement:

“Today, the people of Hawai‘i called on our nation’s highest court to make clear that, as President of the United States, Donald Trump cannot operate as though he is above the law and cannot willfully ignore the rule of law,” said Lt. Governor Doug Chin. “Our nation with its promise of opportunity, equality, and justice, cannot allow this illegal and unconstitutional travel ban to endure. The travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump keeps Hawai‘i families apart, and degrades our values and morality by subjecting a specific set of people to intolerable discrimination and second-class treatment. I appreciate the Justices’ obvious preparation and thoughtful questions.”

Prior to becoming Lieutenant Governor on February 2, 2018, Chin served as the Attorney General for the State of Hawai‘i and was the first to challenge the Executive Order that was argued today.

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Louise Kim McCoy
Director of Communications
Office of the Lieutenant Governor Douglas S. Chin
Hawaii State Capitol
Phone: 808-586-0274
Mobile: 808-824-1202
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