Britany Riley  //  7/16/17  //  Topic Update

D-Hawaii Judge Derrick Watson punts Hawaii’s motion for clarification on EO ruling to SCOTUS; the Ninth Circuit punts it back (NYTPoliticoLawfare).

  • Read the district court’s initial order here
  • Read the Ninth Circuit opinion here
  • The Volokh Conspiracy’s Ilya Somin analyzes the rulings here and here
  • Dorf on Law considers Judge Watson’s position here
  • Read Hawaii’s renewed motion before Judge Watson here

Hawaii and other travel ban challengers filed a brief arguing that the Administration is denying entry to foreign nationals and refugees who are legally eligible to enter the United States (Lyle Dennison Law News).

  • The brief can be found here

Is it ever permissible to consider religion in the admission or exclusion of aliens?, asks Christopher J. Hajec at SCOTUS Blog.

There is a battle emerging inside the Trump Administration over who controls immigration and refugee issues, reports Josh Rogin for the Washington Post.

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