Alexandra Widas  //  10/21/17  //  Topic Update


A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s revised travel ban, blocking the administration from enforcing key provisions of its policy (NYTWSJLATimes).

  • You can read the opinion here.
  • Leah Litman breaks down the decision at Take Care.
  • The administration now has the option to seek a delay from the Ninth Circuit or the Supreme Court, writes Lyle Denniston.
  • The district court ruling is the first step in what is likely to be a prolonged legal battle, writes Ilya Somin at The Volokh Conspiracy.
  • Travel ban litigation has spawned nationwide injunctions blocking the Trump administration, writes Ariane de Vogue at CNN, surveying legal commentary on the injunctions.

A judge for the U.S. District Court of the District of Maryland became the second federal judge to halt the implementation of President Trump’s latest travel ban (WaPoNYTThe Hill).

The third travel ban, now blocked by federal district courts in Maryland and Hawaii, is vulnerable to most of the same legal challenges as its predecessors, writes Ilya Somin at The Volokh Conspiracy.

  • Chad is on the list because it didn’t have the passport paper necessary to send a sample passport to Homeland Security (Slate).

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