Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Six first-year law students at Albany Law School—Andrew Carpenter, Elyssa Klein, Mary Ann Krisa, Martha Mahoney, Graham Molho, and Gloria Sprague—provided research support to lawyers at the firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, and the Constitutional Accountability Center, in drafting an amicus brief filed on behalf of 167 members of the United States Congress. Led by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware and Representative Zoe Lofgren of California, the brief was filed on behalf of these elected officials in the federal district court for the Eastern District of New York. As the brief states, the members of Congress are “committed to ensuring that our immigration laws and policies both help protect the nation from foreign and domestic attacks and comport with fundamental constitutional principles, such as religious freedom and equal protection under the law.”
The brief goes on, arguing that the Trump administration's executive order on immigration “is vastly overbroad—targeting both individuals and countries in a way that does nothing to further the Order’s stated purpose of ‘protect[ing] the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States.’”
Read the brief here.
The students were assisted by Albany Law Associate Professor Ray Brescia.