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President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington on Feb. 8, 2017. Trump on Wednesday lashed out at federal judges, calling them "so political" as an appeals court mulls whether to reinstate his controversial travel ban on refugees and nationals from seven predominately Muslim nations.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington on Feb. 8, 2017. Trump on Wednesday lashed out at federal judges, calling them "so political" as an appeals court mulls whether to reinstate his controversial travel ban on refugees and nationals from seven predominately Muslim nations.(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

As President Trump's travel ban makes its way through the courts, there are questions about the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson discusses the issue with Bruce Ackerman, professor of law and political science at Yale University.

This segment aired on February 8, 2017.

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