Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
May 25 2017

OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 10-3 to keep the nationwide injunction on the President’s revised travel ban in place.

“Another federal appeals court has agreed with our arguments that President Trump’s revised travel ban is unconstitutional,” Ferguson said. “This is an important victory for the rule of law.

“I will support challenges to this illegal and unconstitutional executive order as our own case against the travel ban continues in federal court here in Washington.”

Washington state joined an amicus (friend of the court) brief in this case. Information on Washington state’s ongoing case against the President’s travel ban is available here.

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Contacts:

Peter Lavallee, Communications Director, (360) 586-0725; PeterL@atg.wa.gov