Trump v. Hawaii (2017)

This amicus brief was filed by FFRF on September 14, 2017 in opposition to then President Trump’s travel ban on immigration from several Muslim-majority countries. This brief argued that the executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” violated the Establishment Clause. The executive order effectively established Christianity as a favored religion and Christians as favored members of society, while overtly discriminating against Muslims. The brief goes on to explain that this type of discrimination could easily be applied with other minority views, such as nonbelievers. 


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