In addition to joining Washington State v. Trump as a plaintiff on March 13, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra also joined with 13 other attorneys general in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Hawaii’s lawsuit, which also seeks to block the President’s revised travel ban. The amicus brief explains how the unconstitutional revised travel ban injures the states and their residents, including by harming colleges and universities, medical institutions and economies.
“Today, California joined 13 sister states in submitting an amicus brief in the action filed by Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin in opposing the Trump Muslim travel ban,” Becerra wrote in a statement Monday. “We do so for the same reason that this morning we entered the litigation commenced by Washington state to challenge the Trump Administration’s constitutional overreach. Liberty and democracy are not free. As the latest iteration of the Trump Muslim travel ban illustrates, those cherished values can be hijacked unless we are vigilant and steadfast. That’s what we intend to be.”
California was joined in filing the amicus brief by Illinois, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
A copy of the amicus brief is available at oag.ca.gov/news.
Source: CA attorney general’s office