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By James Roxbury
Monday February 06, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Josh Shapiro, Harrisburg PA Monday afternoon.

Amicus brief filed with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

PDF of the filing.


Press statement released by the Office of Attorney General.

HARRISBURG — Today, 16 Attorneys General announce the filing of an amicus brief in support of Washington and Minnesota in the federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s executive order on immigration.

In a 23-page amici curiae brief filed with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Attorneys General signatories declared: “Although the amici States’ residents, institutions, industries, and economies differ in various ways, we now all stand together in facing concrete, immediate and irreparable harms from the Executive Order.”

The amicus brief is signed by Attorneys General from California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia, and follows other legal action by state Attorneys General to oppose President Trump’s order.

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