Muslim Ban Hearing Feb. 12 in Maryland

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/11/19) -- Tomorrow, one of the challenges to President Trump’s Muslim Ban executive orders by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will be heard by a federal judge in Maryland. 

This challenge, brought by CAIR and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, seeks to invalidate the Muslim Ban under the standard set by Trump v. Hawaii.  

It will be considered together with two other cases -- International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump and Iranian Alliances Across Borders v. Trump.  

WHAT: Muslim Ban Hearing in Zakzok v. Trump, IRAP v. Trump, and IAAB v. Trump

WHERE: US District Court for the Federal District of Maryland, Greenbelt Division, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770

WHEN: February 12, 9 AM

WHO: Counsel for the plaintiffs will be available for comment after the hearing.

CONTACT: CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425, gabbas@cair.com; CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri, 202-742-6420, lmasri@cair.com; CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062, zchaudry@cair.com

On October 18, 2017, Judge Chuang -- the federal judge who will hear tomorrow's oral arguments -- issued a broad injunction against the Muslim Ban.  

SEE: Federal judge hears challenge to third version of Trump's travel ban

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/16/trump-travel-ban-judge-maryland-243840

That injunction was undone by the Supreme Court's decision in Trump v. Hawaii.  

SEE: Democrats, civil rights groups slam Supreme Court ruling on travel ban

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/democrats-civil-rights-groups-slam-supreme-court-ruling-travel-ban-n886626

The cases being heard are:

International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump
, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, National Immigration Law Center, and International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center on behalf of HIAS, IRAP, the Middle East Studies Association, Yemeni American Merchants Association, and the Arab American Association of New York.

Iranian Alliances Across Borders v. Trump, brought by Muslim Advocates, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Covington & Burling LLP, on behalf of Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB), a student affiliate of IAAB at the University of Maryland, College Park, and six individual plaintiffs, in consultation with the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC).

Zakzok v. Trump, brought by CAIR and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425, gabbas@cair.com; CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri, 202-742-6420, lmasri@cair.com; CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062, zchaudry@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


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