Americans United for Separation of Church and State applauded today’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed a lower court’s opinion that President Donald J. Trump’s Muslim ban should be blocked from going into effect.
Americans United Legal Director Richard B. Katskee released the following statement:
“We applaud the 9th Circuit for recognizing that Muslim Ban 3.0, just like the two previous versions, continues to harm Muslim Americans, who are being cruelly kept apart from their families and loved ones.
Today, Americans United and our allies are in court urging judges to once again rule that President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban should not go into effect.
Today, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., will hear arguments in three related legal challenges, including Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) v. Trump, to the Trump administration’s latest version of its Muslim ban. The hearing comes after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the ban to go into full effect while these suits and another in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are under consideration.
The U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon ruled 7-2 to allow President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban to go into full effect while several legal challenges to it move through the courts.
Americans United is litigating one of the cases challenging the ban. The plaintiffs in the case, IAAB v. Trump, are represented by Americans United, Muslim Advocates and Covington & Burling LLP, in consultation with the National Iranian American Council.