Eve Levin  //  10/31/17  //  Topic Update

DOJ filed a formal notice of appeal to a federal judge’s decision blocking the Administration’s latest travel ban (WaPo).

  • A recap of the judge’s decision is here.
  • Garrett Epps analyzes the decision on Travel Ban 3.0 at the Atlantic.

The Supreme Court dismissed Hawaii’s challenge to the second Travel Ban as moot and vacated the Ninth Circuit decision (NYT, Politico)

  • Read the order here.
  • The US will resume refugee admissions with tougher, delayed screening for individuals from eleven “high-risk nations” (WSJWaPoReuters).

The Justices should consider Muslims’ safety, dignity, and equality when the new ban inevitably reaches the Court, argues Ryan J. Suto at ACSBlog.

Rational basis, not strict scrutiny, is the proper standard for reviewing Travel Ban cases, writes Josh Blackman at Lawfare.

National security and immigration policies should not get a blanket exemption from judicial review applied to similar policies in other fields, contends Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy.

 The new restrictions on certain groups of refugees will all but stop the resettlement process, writes Betsy Fisher (ACLU).

  • The Washington Post uncovered the previously-unnamed eleven countries covered by the restrictions.







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.

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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