Rising Up With Sonali

Trump Picks Ultra Conservative Supreme Court Nominee

Donald Trump has picked ultra-conservative judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Scalia’s seat on the nation’s highest court. We’ll speak with David Dayen about the dirty politics that the GOP played to get to this moment. And, the Council on American Islamic Relations has filed the biggest lawsuit to date against the Trump Administration over the Muslim ban, saying it violates the Constitutionally-protected religious freedoms of Muslims. We’ll speak with CAIR’s Hussam Ayloush about it. And we’ll go to Tehran, to speak with an Iranian graduate student who has been waiting for 8 months to get his student visa in order to resume his engineering studies at Clemson University in South Carolina. Now that Trump’s ban is in place, Mr. Afshin Ahmadi may never be able to return to the US to complete his degree.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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