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Schneiderman files against travel ban

Mar 10, 2017 12:33 pm
Matthew Hamilton reports in Capitol Confidential that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will join a lawsuit in the Western District of Washington state against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration on March 13. The lawsuit seeks a restraining order against the the president’s revised order. “President Trump’s latest executive order is a Muslim ban by another name, imposing policies and protocols that once again violate the Equal Protection Clause and Establishment Clause of the United State Constitution,” Schneiderman said in a statement March 9. “As the Trump White House has already said, the administration’s latest Muslim ban seeks to accomplish the same unlawful and unconstitutional outcomes as the original order. Smart, aggressive litigation by state attorneys general and civil rights advocates across the country successfully torpedoed President Trump’s first Muslim ban, and I am pleased that as state AGs, we are now marshaling our resources to fight Trump’s latest, unconstitutional decree in the Ninth Circuit.” Read the full story at The Albany Times-Union's blog Capitol Confidential.