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Mon May 23, 2016, 11:53 PM

61. The US Constitution and over 200 years of jurisprudence says, 'yes'.

It's just a fundamental part of our system of government. Everyone within the territorial boundaries of the United States is under the US Constitution and US law. That means even unlawful aliens have the right to a deportation hearing in front of a judge.

Taliban leaders and Italian film stars simply aren't subject to the same legal rights and protections. They just aren't -- as a matter of US jurisprudence and constitutional law.

What it means to me isn't super important, but in the case of Mullah Mansour, I have to say I'm very conflicted. There just isn't any other way to spin it, Mansour was a truly dark individual. Since taking over the leadership of the Taliban, he has dramatically stepped up attacks on civilians. He's killed and maimed a lot of innocent people, deliberately and spectacularly, over the past 2 years.

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