HONOLULU — A federal court in Hawai‘i has temporarily blocked President Trump’s new Muslim ban executive order before it was set to take effect one minute after midnight. In another challenge, the American Civil Liberties Union and partner organizations were in U.S District Court in Maryland today also asking the ban be halted.
Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had this reaction to the ruling:
“The Constitution has once again put the brakes on President Trump’s disgraceful and discriminatory ban. We are pleased but not surprised by this latest development and will continue working to ensure the Muslim ban never takes effect.”
This statement is at: https://www.aclu.org/news/court-blocks-trumps-new-muslim-ban
The Hawaii ruling is at: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/state-hawaii-and-ishmael-elshikh-vs-donald-j-trump-et-al
More information about the ACLU case is at: https://www.aclu.org/cases/international-refugee-assistance-project-v-trump