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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK R. HERRING

~ On oral arguments in IRAP v. Trump ~

Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on today's oral arguments in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding President Trump's Muslim ban:

"Today the Trump Administration again tried to defend the indefensible, hanging its hat on the extraordinary claim that a President's actions are unreviewable, unquestionable, and beyond judicial examination. The religious discrimination at the heart of President Trump's first Muslim ban remains the fatal flaw of his second. Freedom of religion is a bedrock value of our Commonwealth and our country, which is why it is so fitting that this hearing was held just blocks from where Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was signed. I will continue to do all I can to ensure Virginians feel welcome to worship according to their heart and conscience without fear of intimidation or discrimination."

 

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