(ATLANTA, GA – 10/19/2017) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today delivered remarks at the State Bar of Georgia Headquarters about the Supreme Court’s per curiam decision in IRAP vs. Trump, one of the federal lawsuits against President Trump’s second Muslim Ban.
During the 24th annual United States Supreme Court Update, Mitchell explained the Court’s ruling, which allowed parts of President Trump’s immigration restrictions to take effect for a 90-day period between June and October.
“We thank the State Bar’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education for inviting us to discuss the travel ban case with our fellow Georgia attorneys,” said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, attorney and executive director of CAIR Georgia. “This is an ongoing, fluid and important case with wide-reaching implications for many attorneys, particularly those specializing in immigration and constitutional law.”
Mitchell also discussed recent developments in the case, including the expiration of the second executive order, the Supreme Court’s subsequent dismissal of a key lawsuit against that order, and President Trump’s issuance of a third series of travel restrictions that were scheduled to take effect on Oct. 18th. Two federal courts have issued injunctions freezing the proclamation.
“Although CAIR Georgia and other civil rights groups obviously hold strong opinions about President’s travel bans, we appreciated the opportunity to discuss the legal aspects of the topic in a neutral and educational format,” Mitchell said.