Ruling Issued in UMAA v. Trump – Could the Muslim ban get blocked a third time?

Muslim Advocates recently received great news regarding our case fighting the Muslim ban, UMAA v. Trump.

On Thursday, May 11, a federal judge in D.C. ruled that she could very well block the Muslim ban a third time if the two other injunctions against the ban get overturned.

This is what lawyers call a “stay.” The judge put off making a decision given the other courts that have already blocked the Muslim ban, but her words were clear. As the Washington Post put it, “a federal judge in Washington on Thursday signaled her willingness to become the third judge nationwide, if needed, to order a halt to President Trump’s revised executive order…:” You can read the judge’s full ruling—as well as other documents in the case—here.

This is a victory. The judge’s decision adds to a growing tally of federal courts that are standing on the side of religious liberty.

This case is also a testament to the power of coalition. Alongside our partners, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, we have a formidable team—and you’re a part of that.

We aren’t through fighting, though—and we will keep up the pressure until the Muslim ban is stopped for good. Say you’re with us:

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