Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, Establishment Clause Analysis.

Explaining the Establishment Clause argument in the Travel Ban case.

 

Background

President Trump issued an executive order stopping travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. He revised it after he got sued several times (for discriminating against Muslims) and lost. The revised executive order did not resolve the substantive issues, according to some.

Individuals and entities (including some states) claiming they are harmed by the second executive order sued the government. Plaintiffs won in two cases. Two district courts ordered the government not to implement the executive orders. The government appealed in two separate appeals courts, where it lost again. 

The government now brings the cases (consolidated for purposes of argument) to the Supreme Court, where they will be heard in October 2017.

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