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Americans United Hails 9th Circuit Opinion That Trump’s Muslim Ban Should Be Blocked

Church-State Watchdog & Allies Filed Brief In Support Of Hawaii Because Muslim Ban 3.0 Violates Religious Freedom

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.

Muslim Ban Plaintiffs’ Statement On IAAB v. Trump Hearing

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.

Supreme Court Allows Trump Muslim Ban To Go Into Effect As Cases Move Forward

Americans United Vows To Continue Fighting Against The Ban

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.