February 9, 2017
Podlodowski Applauds 9th Circuit Court Ruling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski today applauded the unanimous ruling of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sending the case State of Washington v. Donald Trump back to lower court and holding in place the temporary restraining order preventing the implementation of Trump’s executive order banning Muslim visitation from several Middle Eastern countries.
Podlodowski offered the following statement on the decision:
“This is a big win today. I want to thank those who led this effort – Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee, and Solicitor General Noah Purcell. Their dedication to human rights and equality has made possible this win today.
“I especially want to thank the millions of Americans – Democrats and Republicans alike - who have stood up in protest of Trump’s order. This is not a movement of lawyers and elected officials – this is a movement of the people. It’s inspiring to see how the American people react to injustice perpetrated against our Muslim brothers and sisters. The record-breaking crowds marching in the streets are a testament to America’s commitment to our values, our constitution, and to the promise engraved on the Statute of Liberty, and no executive order from the White House can shatter that.
“While this case isn’t over yet, every court victory we have along the way makes it clearer that our law and constitution stand on the side of justice and equality – not on the side of Trump.”