NY AG Schneiderman Is Joining Lawsuit Against New Trump Immigration Ban

By Ciara Linnane Markets MarketWatch Pulse

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday he is joining the lawsuit against President Donald Trump's latest immigration ban. Schneiderman says he will join Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and fellow attorneys general in the suit, which was filed in the Western District of Washington. "President Trump's latest executive order is a Muslim Ban by another name, imposing policies and protocols that once again violate the Equal Protection Clause and Establishment Clause of the United State Constitution," Schneiderman said in a statement. He praised the "smart, aggressive" litigation by state attorneys general and civil rights advocates that brought down the first ban, which was imposed on seven Muslim-majority countries. The White House's latest version excludes Iraq from the list. "I am pleased that as state AGs, we are now marshaling our resources to fight Trump's latest, unconstitutional decree in the Ninth Circuit," he said.

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