Supreme Court to Hear Trump Muslim Ban Challenge
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will review the challenge to President Trump’s Muslim ban, and will keep the ban from taking effect in the interim as to individuals who have a connection to the United States.
The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and National Immigration Law Center are challenging the ban on behalf of HIAS, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Middle East Studies Association, and individuals affected by the ban. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals found the ban unconstitutional in May, affirming a March decision from the federal district court in Maryland, and prompting the government’s appeal.
Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, who argued the appellate case, said today:
“President Trump’s Muslim ban violates the fundamental constitutional principle that government cannot favor or disfavor any one religion. Courts have repeatedly blocked this indefensible and discriminatory ban. The Supreme Court now has a chance to permanently strike it down.”
The order is at: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/international-refugee-assistance-project-v-trump-supreme-court-order-cert-petition
More information about this case is at: https://www.aclu.org/cases/international-refugee-assistance-project-v-trump
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