//  4/9/17  //  Topic Update

President Trump's campaign statements must be considered in the travel ban cases and compel a finding of unlawful purpose, explains Joshua Matz on Take Care in the second of a multi-part series on the litigation.

  •        See the first post in Joshua’s series here.

President Trump’s revised entry ban returns to the Ninth Circuit’s calendar in May (PoliticoLA Times).

  • Here is the order scheduling briefing and argument.
  • Former CIA chief John Brennan described President Trump’s entry ban as “simplistic” and “wrongheaded” (GuardianNY Daily NewsTelegraph).

DOJ's Fourth Circuit brief in the revised entry ban appeal, which argues that the plaintiffs lack standing, “advances a number of profoundly incorrect claims,” explain Ira C. Lupu, Peter J. Smith, and Robert W. Tuttle on Take Care.

Tamer El-Ghobashy, Peter Nicholas, Felicia Schwartz, and Ben Kesling document why President Trump excluded Iraq from the entry ban (WSJ).

The Clerk of Court for the Fourth Circuit has revealed that numerous "ex parte" e-mail messages supporting President Trump's revised entry ban have been sent to judges on the court, reports Lyle Denniston.

A magistrate judge has ordered one of President Trump’s key campaign advisors on immigration to turn over a document he used to brief the president-elect during the transition (Politico).

Rudy Giuliani did not admit that President Trump’s original entry ban was a “Muslim ban,” argues David Bernstein (Washington Post).

Highlighting crimes by undocumented migrants drums up support for President Trump’s immigration policies, explains John Burnett (NPR).

Promoting immigration is a “strategy for national growth and national greatness” rather than only kindness, explains Matthew Yglesias (Vox). 

New research suggests the public may be more open-minded about immigration and less swayed by motivated reasoning than experts have previously argued, writes Ilya Somin (Volokh Conspiracy). 

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

Michael Dorf argued that litigation against the travel ban should be considered a success, regardless of the final result at the Supreme Court. A report shows that Customs and Border Protection repeatedly violated court orders issued during the first week of the travel ban litigation.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

A federal court grants an injunction requiring the Trump Administration to resume accepting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal applications.

Take Care

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's recent tweets may not help the government's defense of the latest iteration of the Travel Ban.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School