Duke Joins Sixteen Universities in Opposing Trump’s Travel Ban

Duke Joins Sixteen Universities in Opposing Trump’s Travel Ban

On Monday, Duke University filed a legal brief in opposition to President Trump’s contested refugee ban and travel restrictions.

The school joined sixteen other universities in filing the amicus brief, which allows non-litigants to state their views on an appellate court case. A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel last week denied a request from the Justice Department to reinstate the order.

The executive order, signed January 27, prohibits people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, suspends refugee admissions for 120 days, and indefinitely bars Syrian refugees.…

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