Trump Order “Drips With Religious Intolerance”: Fourth Circuit Uphold Injunction on Second Immigration Order

JONATHAN TURLEY

donald_trump_president-elect_portrait_croppedUS-CourtOfAppeals-4thCircuit-SealIn a stinging defeat for the Trump Administration, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld an injunction on the Trump Administration’s immigration order.  The Fourth Circuit is widely viewed as one of the most conservative circuits and has proven the most deferential to national security powers by the Executive Branch. Indeed, the government often openly forum shops in pushing national security cases through the Eastern District of Virginia and ultimately the Fourth Circuit.  The 10-3 vote is an impressive victory for the challengers and now sets the case for the long-awaited petition to the Supreme Court.  The court did not spare the rhetorical bite, observing that the order “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”

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