For Immediate Release: April 25, 2018
Media contact: Cherilyn Crowe / ccrowe@BJConline.org / Office: 202-544-4226 / Cell: 202-670-5877
Hollman: ‘The government cannot enact laws designed to harm a religious group’
WASHINGTON – Today, Trump v. Hawaii goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging President Donald J. Trump’s most recent travel ban.
Holly Hollman, general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, released the following statement:
“This case implicates an essential aspect of religious freedom in our country: The government cannot enact laws designed to harm a religious group.
“The Baptist Joint Committee continues to stand against any government action that uses a person’s faith as an excuse for exclusion. A threat to the religious liberty of one group is a threat to the religious liberty of others.”
Hollman joined more than 30 other constitutional scholars in signing a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the ban is unconstitutionally based in religious animus toward Muslims. To read excerpts, visit the BJC blog.
Based in Washington, D.C., the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is an 82-year-old religiously based organization working to defend religious freedom for all people and protect the institutional separation of church and state in the historic Baptist tradition.
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