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Maryland AG Continues to Lead Fight Against Muslim Ban on Appeal

April 19th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Following their amicus brief opposing the Trump administration’s request for a stay that would allow the second iteration of its Muslim ban to take effect, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has again joined a coalition of 17 states filing a new amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the district court ruling that struck down the ban as unconstitutional. The states’ brief explains the reasons that the district court’s decision should not be overturned on appeal, including the overwhelming and unrebutted evidenced of anti-Muslim animus, the lack of evidence of a national security rationale, and the significant harms that the ban would cause the states, their residents, and their institutions.

 

“We believe that President Trump’s second executive order is still a Muslim ban, and we will continue to fight the Administration’s appeal of the district court’s ruling that it was, in fact, unconstitutional,” said Attorney General Frosh. “The travel ban is a policy that is un-American and unconstitutional – and makes us less safe, not more safe. It makes us less competitive and will harm Maryland’s universities and our economy.”

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