Today PPLI (along with Center for Competitive Politics) filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court of the United States supporting a request that the Court review (grant certiorari) the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in No. 16-1436, Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project. This case, popularly known as the “travel ban” case, is an Establishment Clause challenge to President Trump’s Executive Order 13,780 temporarily halting non-immigrant admissions to the United States. PPLI and CCP filed a brief to show the Court that there was a hidden, but very important, First Amendment speech issue in the case: whether the Fourth Circuit’s proposal to “chill” certain candidates’ speech as part of an Establishment Clause review was constitutional under the free speech protections of the First Amendment.
And here’s the CCP Press Release.