Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Muslim Ban Unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Va. — In a 10-3 ruling, a federal appeals court today ruled President Trump’s revised Muslim ban executive order is unconstitutional. The full Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case earlier this month.

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and National Immigration Law Center brought the challenge on behalf of HIAS, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Middle East Studies Association, and individuals affected by the ban.

Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project who argued the case, had this reaction:

“President Trump’s Muslim ban violates the Constitution, as this decision strongly reaffirms. The Constitution’s prohibition on actions disfavoring or condemning any religion is a fundamental protection for all of us, and we can all be glad that the court today rejected the government’s request to set that principle aside.”

The ruling is at https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/international-refugee-assistance-project-v-trump-opinion

This statement is at: https://www.aclu.org/news/federal-appeals-court-rules-trump-muslim-ban-unconstitutional

More information is at: https://www.aclu.org/cases/international-refugee-assistance-project-v-trump