The federal government has filed a motion asking a federal judge to stop a lawsuit challenging the travel ban.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleges the executive order violates the First Amendment rights of Americans and violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause.
The plaintiffs are a coalition of more than a dozen civil rights organizations, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, the Association of American Publishers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the National Press Club.
In the suit, which was filed Thursday, the plaintiffs say the executive action discriminates against individuals based on religion and that it violates the 14th Amendment, which prohibits racial discrimination.
The judge has set a Nov. 10 hearing for the motion.