Rutledge joins legal fight for Trump travel ban | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rutledge joins legal fight for Trump travel ban

Posted By on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined a dozen Republican counterparts from other states and the governor of Mississippi in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Donald Trump to proceed with a travel ban on a handful of majority-Muslim countries.

Trump has tried twice and failed to impose bans on a select group of countries (none of which has provided perpetrator of a terrorist act in the U.S.) Courts have said, based on Trump's own words, that the travel ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination."

Rutledge, according to a release, contends the lower court order "denies the federal government – under statutory regime crafted by the representatives from the States in Congress – the latitude necessary to make national-security, foreign affairs and immigration policy judgments inherent in this country’s nature as a sovereign.”

Rutledge signed off on a brief led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and joined by  Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia.


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