Defending the Constitution
When the Trump administration issued a ban on individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, lawyers from all over the country mobilized to fight it.
Chris Hamilton and Paul Wingo were among dozens of attorneys inspired to take action after seeing the scenes of chaos unfolding in the nation’s airports.
“We have a situation in this country where are airports essentially were turned into a series of Guantanamos, where people are being held with no information regarding who’s being held and no access to counsel and that’s a huge problem,” Hamilton said.
“This is the first time I’ve ever felt that I just needed to heed the call of action,” says Paul Wingo. “This is the reason I got a law degree.”