//  11/9/17  //  Commentary

You want updates, so we've got updates! On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Easha revisit several important cases and news items that we've previously mentioned so that you have the latest information on them.

We begin [at 1:50] with the very unusual goings-on in a case everyone thought was over: the Jane Doe litigation over access to abortion while in immigration detention, a case now called Hargan v. Garza. We then turn [at 13:00] to litigation involving the ban on military service by transgender individuals. Next up [at 21:00]: the Muslim Ban, which is now on version 3.0. After that, [at 25:00] we turn to deeper cuts, and update you on the progress of a lawsuit by the National Venture Capital Association about a rule called the "International Entrepreneur Rule," and then we update another lawsuit Trump's inciting violence at a campaign rally [at 29:00]. Finally, we have our third—and final?—edition of Sam Clovis watch [at 32:00] and end with a response to a listener question about referring to Senators in the Federal Register [at 38:00]. Phew.

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Links

  • The latest developments in the access-to-abortion case are described here at SCOTUSblog, and the government's filing is here.
  • Scott Skinner-Thompson wrote about the decision on the transgender military ban here at Take Care. The decision is here.
  • Leah Litman's helpful summary at Take Care of the Maryland and Hawaii decisions on Muslim Ban 3.0 is here.
  • The most recent hearing in the International Entrepreneur rule is described here at the blog of the National Venture Capital Association.
  • An article about the Sixth Circuit's decision to take up an appeal in the campaign rally case is here. The court's order is here.
  • Last, Sam Clovis watch is over! Here is an article about his connection to the Russia matter and the end of his candidacy for post of USDA Chief Scientist. The Des Moines Register op-ed that Jason mentioned is here, and the Vanity Fair article Easha mentioned about the USDA is here.

The Diversity Lottery and the Lottery of Birth

11/8/17  //  Commentary

An immigration lottery has symbolic value. It symbolizes the role that luck plays in all our lives, including with respect to citizenship.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

We Need Less, Not More Border Security

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By Kari E. Hong: We do not need more security. We need less of it, and a substantial reduction at that.

Take Care

Trump’s Anti-Trans Animus, Unmasked

11/6/17  //  Commentary

By Scott Skinner-Thompson: A federal district court has concluded that President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military was likely motivated by animus, not readiness.

Take Care