When he was on the campaign trail the legal entanglements of Donald Trump were considered to be one of his largest liabilities. Trump has been involved in thousands of lawsuits over the years and that trend has not ceased once he became the 45th president of the United States. In fact, since Trump has been in office he has been subjected to dozens of lawsuits.
Trump was sued on inauguration day and in his first two weeks as president the lawsuits have racked up to a staggering 50 open cases against him — most of which have to do with his highly illegal and unconstitutional ban on foreign refugees entering the United States.
Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University Law School said, “The Trump administration may set records in terms of the number of lawsuits filed against the administration, or against President Trump personally.”
However, Julian Zelizer, a history professor at Princeton University says the lawsuits are all a matter or process and should not be looked into too negatively:
When a president releases an executive order, one of the instant responses is to try to tie it up legally. Opponents of President Trump are looking to what the Republicans did in the last few years as a road map forward. Conservatives know this can be an incredibly effective tool to stop presidents from doing things that you don’t want them to do.
Trump certainly has many political enemies who are doing whatever they can to halt his momentum and one should expect the lawsuits to continue to be filed against him the entire time he is in office. How many will accrue by the time his term ends? Perhaps someone should start a pool and begin taking wagers.