A “friend of the court brief” was filed today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in reference to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration. I’m among the nineteen signatories. Professor Nathan Oman, Rollins Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Markets at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, drafted the document. This is an introductory statement that he also wrote:
“Earlier today a group of 19 scholars of law and religious history filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit attacking President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from 6 Muslim nations. The brief emphasizes the dangers of targeting immigrants on the basis of religion, telling the story of the federal government’s campaign against Mormon immigrants in the 19th century and its unfortunate legacy.
Further information, and the text of the brief itself, can be found here:
Posted from Park City, Utah