Saturday, January 28, 2017

Federal Judge Grants Stay of Presidential "Muslim Ban"

President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) late Friday afternoon entitled "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”  (The text is not yet on; it is reproduced in the New York Times here].

After the Executive Order, the ACLU filed a complaint in Darweesh v. Trump; the Judge has granted a stay in a 3 page Order stating that the plaintiffs have a likelihood of success on the Due Process and Equal Protection issues.  Our analysis of the Equal Protection issues is here.

The President's EO sparked protests, including at JFK airport, where the plaintiffs had landed.

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