SEATTLE, WA – We are pleased to announce the long-awaited audio version of the bestselling book Legal Heroes in the Trump Era on all major platforms for audiobooks.
Just six days after Donald Trump’s inauguration in early 2017, he signed into effect a travel ban that singled out individuals for their religious beliefs and created chaos throughout American airports and borders. In the following months, with increasing alarm, legal experts around the country watched as Trump continued to unveil unprecedented new policies that undermined civil and constitutional rights. In her new book Legal Heroes in the Trump Era, immigration attorney, author, podcaster and activist, Tahmina Watson, highlights the “activist” role lawyers played in protecting the rule of law as the watchmen and women of democracy.
Legal Heroes in the Trump Era (200 pp.) begins with a foreword from Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who is one of fourteen legal experts featured in this book, recognized for his unwavering commitment to challenging the current administration’s overreach. Ferguson was the first attorney general to sue the Trump administration, effectively blocking the president’s unconstitutional travel ban. Ferguson has gone on to sue the administration more than 50 other times, winning all but one lawsuit brought to trial. In addition to highlighting her own work as an immigration lawyer serving the community with innovative access to justice solutions, Watson features other legal experts who are equally as tenacious and courageous in standing up to the American government when it fails to serve the best interests of the American people. Among those profiled are attorney Traci Feit Love, who used social media to create a grassroots network of more than 125,000 volunteer lawyers. Feit’s non-profit, Lawyers for Good Government, has grown into one of the country’s leading large-scale legal response programs. Other attorneys featured in this book have chosen to focus their attention on single fundamental issues. Each story in this book is unique and Tahmina hopes that they can serve as an inspiration not just for attorneys but for anyone who believes in American democracy.
With a new administration leading the country, Tahmina believes the book will serve as a call to action to continue to fight for justice and the greater good. “The rule of law is not a vague concept, but rather the underpinnings of the mechanics of our society,” said Tahmina Watson. “We must take all our lessons from the past four years to bring the change we want to see. It is incumbent upon us to continue the work”
In addition to inspiration, Legal Heroes in the Trump Era, also provides prescriptive guidance for lawyers, activists and others to formulate a strategy and mount a meaningful response, whether it is in the courts or through grassroots community work. According to Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, we all have an important role to play. As Ferguson notes in his foreword: “The law is a powerful tool to confront injustice, particularly during these difficult and unprecedented times,” said Ferguson. “In this book, you will hear from people who believe that our voices are powerful in igniting the change we want to see in this world. Everyone is accountable to the rule of law, including the president of the United States,” he continued. “I share Tahmina Watson’s hope that this book will motivate others to get involved today.”
Portions of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Lawyers for Good Government, FWD.us, and Washington Immigrant Defense Network.