Federal judge orders Trump to share Giuliani travel ban memo

Federal judge orders Trump to share Giuliani travel ban memo
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A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered the Trump administration to turn over a memo drafted under former New York Mayor Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiCoronavirus concerns emerge around debates Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign call for earlier debate MORE's guidance outlining a plan to implement a travel ban without making it seem as if it was directly aimed at Muslims, Bloomberg reported.

According to a court filing by the Arab American Civil Rights League, President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE ordered Giuliani during his presidential campaign to form a commission tasked with developing a "Muslim ban" that appeared legally sound.

As a presidential candidate, Trump stirred controversy by calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on."


Amid backlash from that statement, Trump allegedly recruited Giuliani to "show [him] the right way to do it legally," according to the court filing. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts ordered the Trump administration to turn the filing over.

Justice Department attorneys are set to defend the president's revised travel ban executive order in a federal appeals court on Monday. The order sought to bar citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from travelling to the U.S.

A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the order in March, ruling that it amounted to a discriminatory ban on Muslims.