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Sarsour v. Trump: Palestinian-American Activist Sues the President to Overturn Muslim Ban | Democracy Now!

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Sarsour v. Trump: Palestinian-American Activist Sues the President to Overturn Muslim Ban | Democracy Now!: We turn now to Sarsour v. Trump—a sweeping lawsuit the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed Monday challenging Trump’s executive order temporarily banning all refugees from entering the United States and banning entry into the U.S. to all 218 million citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The lawsuit calls Trump’s ban a "Muslim Exclusion Order." It argues the executive order is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment’s religious freedom protections and the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. We speak to the lead plaintiff, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, who was also co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington.


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