Muslim ban challenge

Muslim families in U.S. airports


A federal lawsuit was filed in February 2016 challenging President Trump's Muslim ban executive order, charging it violates the Constitution - including the First Amendment's prohibition of government establishment of religion and the Fifth Amendment's guarantees of equal treatment under the law - and federal laws.

The lawsuit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, and National Immigration Law Center on behalf of HIAS and the International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center, along with individuals, including U.S. citizens, impacted by the ban. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland.

Date filed: 2017-02-07County: Statewide/Nationwide

Status: Pending

Attorneys: Omar Jadwat, Lee Gelernt, Hina Shamsi, Hugh Handeyside, Sarah L. Mehta, Cecillia D. Wang, Cody H. Wofsy, David Cole, Daniel Mach and Heather Weaver from the ACLU Foundation; Justin B. Cox, Karen C. Tumlin, Nicholas Espiritu, Melissa S. Keaney, and Esther Sung from the National Immigration Law Center; David Rocah, Deborah A. Jeon, Sonia Kumar and Nicholas Taichi Steiner from the ACLU of Maryland.

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