Jean Sorensen|Jun 2, 2017
Lawyers can best gauge whether executive orders are running contrary to the rule of law in a democratic society if they “read and listen,” advised Anne Egeler, deputy solicitor general of Washington State, who was part of a Washington attorney general team that successfully challenged United States President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
Egeler was speaking to the Law Society of British Columbia’s first Rule of Law lecture May 31 in Vancouver's downtown University of B.C. continuing education campus.
When events such as Trump’s immigration order followed his election, there was a lot of press and discussion. Egeler advised lawyers to glean as many diverse opinions as possible to “get the bigger picture” as well as speak with friends, family and members of the public.