Immigrants' Rights

Filed - March 26, 2018

Trump v. State of Hawaii (Amicus Brief)


On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a regrettable decision upholding President Trump’s travel ban.

At every stage in the litigation against that ban (which the President had often characterized as the “Muslim Ban”) the MacArthur Justice Center ensured that judges had before them a full record of President Trump’s hatred of people of the Muslim faith, his open desire to curtail their rights, and his specific, sustained promise to inhibit their entry to the United States.

In her dissenting opinion, Justice Sotomayor cited our brief, explaining that the “full record paints a far more harrowing picture, from which a reasonable observer would readily conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by hostility and animus toward the Muslim faith.”