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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Muslim Ban
News from ACLU: Federal Appeals Court rules against Trump Muslim Ban.
ACLU Comments on Supreme Court Action on Trump Muslim Ban
December 4, 2017 ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Action on Trump Muslim Ban.
International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump - Respondents’ Opposition to Application for Stay
IRAP v. Trump - Respondents' Opposition to Application for Stay from November 28, 2017.
Federal Court Blocks Trump Muslim Ban, Again
A federal court in Maryland blocked President Trump’s latest Muslim ban from going into effect today. This follows a federal court in Hawaii issuing a similar ruling on Tuesday in another challenge. The Middle East Studies Association, represented by the ACLU, had been in court Monday in Maryland with its fellow plaintiffs to challenge this latest version of the ban — the president’s third such attempt.
ACLU files brief in opposition to government’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court
ACLU Download page for the INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT V. TRUMP - BRIEF IN OPPOSITION
Joint Press Release: Response to Supreme Court canceling oral arguments in Muslim ban case
Today, the Supreme Court removed Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project from the oral argument calendar. The parties are now required to submit briefs by October 5 to determine the impact of last night’s proclamation amending the previous executive order.
In response to these developments, plaintiffs and counsel in Trump v. IRAP issued the following statements:
Memo on Impact of Supreme Court Decision on Travel Ban
On Monday, June 26, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a limited stay in the case that MESA has joined as a plaintiff, IRAP v. Trump, partially reinstating the revised Executive Order (EO) from March 6, 2017. MESA's Task Force on Civil and Human Rights issued a memo in response.
Limited Supreme Court Order Keeps Muslim Ban Blocked for Many
The U.S. Supreme Court today granted, in part, the Trump administration’s request to allow some provisions of its Muslim ban to go into effect in 72 hours. The Court will allow the ban to be applied only to individuals with no connection to any person or entity in the U.S. In an unsigned order issued on the Court’s last day before its summer recess, the justices scheduled oral arguments in the case for when they return in October.
International Refugee Assistance Project v Trump - Brief in Opposition
IRAP v. Trump - Brief in Opposition of June 12, 2017.
Appeals Court Rejects Trump Travel Ban
Inside Higher Education article of May 26, 2017: Appeals Court Rejects Trump Travel Ban
Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Muslim Ban Unconstitutional
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.
IRAP v. Trump - C-SPAN Presents Oral Arguments before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
May 8, 2017 oral arguments held before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in IRAP v. Trump.
The World Will Be Watching as Muslim Ban 2.0 Goes to Court
ACLU's Cody Wofsy writes an article about the pending oral arguments before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in IRAP. v. Trump.
Suing Groups Respond to Trump Administration Appeal of Maryland Block on Muslim Ban
The Trump administration today appealed a ruling by a federal court in Maryland that blocked part of President Trump’s executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries to the U.S.
Maryland Court Blocks Trump’s New Muslim Ban
A federal court in Maryland issued an injunction blocking President Trump’s new Muslim ban executive order early this morning, just hours after a Hawaii court issued a nationwide injunction in a separate challenge. The Middle East Studies Association (MESA), along with refugee groups, had joined a lawsuit, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center, in federal district court seeking the injunction.
Groups Challenge Revised Muslim Ban
Civil rights and refugee groups today asked a federal court in Maryland to block the Trump administration’s revised executive order, arguing that it would cause irreparable harm for their plaintiffs. The order, which still maintains the suspension of refugee resettlement along with banning entry of nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, was issued on March 6.
Memo on Executive Order to Restrict Entry of Individuals from Designated Middle Eastern Countries
On Monday, March 6, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed a new Executive Order (EO) that restricts entry into the United States for 90 days for all nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. MESA's Task Force on Civil and Human Rights issued this memo in response.
Memo on Executive Order to Limit Entry of Middle Eastern Refugees and Immigrants
President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order on January 27th, 2017 which issued new guidance on the admission and vetting of non-citizens to the United States. Key provisions of the Executive Order include a 90-day ban on entry into the United States for all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. MESA's Task Force on Civil and Human Rights issued this memo in response.