June 12, 2017

Hirono: Ninth Circuit Ruling Reaffirms Hawaii Judge’s Ruling on Unconstitutional Travel Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling against President Trump’s Muslim Ban:

“Court after court has seen this Muslim Ban for what it is: an illegal attack on a group of individuals singled out for their religion. Today is a victory not only for Hawaii, but for our shared American values. The decision is a welcome reminder that the federal courts serve an invaluable function in our system of checks and balances.

 “Although President’s Trump’s cabinet may think otherwise, today’s ruling affirms that judges in Hawaii are more than capable of applying our laws and Constitution to President Trump’s dangerous policies. I’m proud that my home state has shown leadership in fighting against President Trump’s Muslim Ban.”

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