Today, the Fourth Circuit hears oral argument on the revised travel ban. Analysis continues of President Trump's religious liberty executive order. Conduct by the Kushner family has raised new questions about conflicts within the Trump Administration. The American Health Care Act now moves to the Senate. Amid questions about the future of U.S. climate and environmental policy, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt has recused himself from key lawsuits challenging Obama-era rules against his agency.
Today, sitting en banc, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument on President Trump's revised travel ban.
President Trump is responsible for ICE's mistreatment of DREAMers, explains Leah Litman on Take Care.
Even a live-tweeting U.S. senator cannot stop a deportation (NYT).
We are now facing troubling parallels to the Chinese Exclusion Act (NPR).
Here's a profile of Becca Heller, a leader of the legal campaign against the revised travel ban (NYT).
Sen. Ron Johnson (R. Wisconsin) and Rep. Ken Buck (R. Colorado) have proposed greater state control over migration (Volokh Conspiracy).
A Muslim Advocacy group has filed a FOIA request seeking material "relating to the government’s border searches of electronic devices in the possession of persons from the seven Muslim-majority countries covered by [Trump’s] January 27, 2017 Executive Order" (Religion Clause).
The Trump Administration has proposed heightened social media vetting of visa applicants (Ars Technica).
Analysis continues of President Trump's executive order on religious liberty.
The recently-signed Budget Act contains several "international religious freedom" provisions (Religion Clause).
The frontrunner to lead DOJ Civil Rights defended Abercrombie & Fitch in an important Supreme Court employment discrimination case (WaPo).
How did Trump successfully campaign against "political correctness" when that phenomenon "began to decline in significance after peaking in the mid-1990s, roughly two decades before Trump launched his presidential campaign"? (Dorf on Law).
The passage of Trumpcare signals further decay in the U.S. constitutional order, contends Sandy Levinson (Balkinization).
Analysis of Stephen Colbert, the FCC, and the First Amendment (Constitutional Law Prof Blog).
Stanford-affiliated legal scholars have sought access to sealed surveillance records, but a federal magistrate judge appears skeptical of their request (Ars Technica).
An update on two Guantanamo cases pending before the Supreme Court (Lyle Denniston).
Jeff Sessions is following "the Obama script" on prosecuting cops, but not on police reform (WaPo).
Trump has pushed back against the ban on state medical marijuana interference (The Hill).
Trump might retreat from the federal drug war through major budget cuts to key offices (Sentencing Law & Policy Blog).
Paul Collier and Alexander Betts have published a reform proposal for global refugee policies (Lawfare).
Rand Paul has requested information on whether President Obama surveilled him (The Hill).
Don't forget about the role of HHS in implementing the GOP healthcare law, cautions Rachel Sachs (Take Care).
The Congressional Budget Office is expected to issue a score of the American Health Care Act this coming week (NYT).
How will the D.C. Circuit resolve the pending Clean Power Plan case? Nick Parillo offers thoughts at Notice & Comment.
The Trump Administration is deflecting questions from foreign nations on the future of U.S. climate change policy (The Hill).
On Friday, House Republicans took a small step towards dismantling the Dodd-Frank Act (NYT).
Twenty-seven national monuments could lose their protected status due to an executive order signed by President Trump last month (The Hill).
The Trump Administration’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a significant step backward for anticorruption, argues Kaitlin Beach (GAB).
A major debate over the future of the FISA Amendments Act and NSA surveillance programs is shaping up in Congress, reports Charlie Savage (NYT).
The FDA has announced that it will delay enforcement of e-cigarette rules (The Hill).
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