Supreme Court Oral Argument in Tanzin v. Tanvir


Add to My Calendar Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:00am to 12:30pm


Join the Center for Constitutional Rights, CLEAR, and the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton for Supreme Court argument in our case, Tanzin v. Tanvir. CUNY School of Law Professor Ramzi Kassem will argue. 

The first argument begins at 10:00 a.m. ET, and Tanzin v. Tanvir will follow at approximately 11 a.m. ET. This will be a telephonic argument and C-SPAN will stream the live audio of the argument online. 

Following the argument, we will be hosting a Post-Argument Press Conference at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

This case was filed on behalf American Muslim men who were placed or kept on the No-Fly List by the FBI in retaliation for their refusal to spy on their Muslim communities. The case asks the simple question: can government officials be held accountable when they coerce people to become informants and retaliate against them when they refuse? The precise legal question before the Court is whether Congress intended in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) for individuals to be able to receive damages when government officials have interfered with their freedom to practice their religion. We are asking the Supreme Court to affirm the Court of Appeals decision to allow our clients to pursue their claims. For more information about the case, visit our Tanvir case page and FAQs.

Note: This argument was previously scheduled for the March 2020 session, but was postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

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October 5, 2020