On Jan. 29, 2017, Eric Arnone was
quoted in the New York Times regarding former colleague Justice Ann M. Donnelly, the Federal Judge
who ordered a temporary stay of President Trump's recent "Travel
Ban" executive order. Trump's order has, in practice, targeted
and affected people of Muslim decent.
The New York Times sought Arnone's comment as he formerly worked as
a colleague of Justice Donnelly's at the New York County District
Attorney's Office in the mid-2000's. Describing Judge Donnelly
as having a "great reputation for being a fair and diligent prosecutor,"
Arnone was quoted alongside another former colleague Linda Fairstein and
current District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., both who had great things
to say about the jurist.
Arnone applauded the jurist - one who many look to as a hero - for her
block of the Executive Order: “Today, Judge Donnelly stated in unequivocal
terms that this administration — one with no apparent historical
and constitutional rudder — will not go unchecked or unbalanced."