The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral argument on the government’s Emergency Motion for a Stay pending appeal from the District Court Temporary Restraining Order halting Trump’s Immigration Executive Order now is fully briefed.

My view on the TRO is here, Absurd Fed Ct TRO halts enforcement of entire Executive Order on visas, refugees.

Yesterday the government filed its Reply to the Opposition filed by the State of Washington late Sunday night.

As discussed earlier, the opponents of the EO are attempting to have the judiciary substitute its judgment as to security needs, even though admission of aliens to the U.S. is within the exclusive purview of the President.

The oral argument is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Pacific time. Each side has 30 minutes. Unfortunately I will not be able to listen to it in real time as I have a meeting. I’ll try to add some commentary to this post later in the evening after I have a chance to listen to the audio.

In a media advisory, the Court indicated not to expect a decision today,  but sometime this week.

[Live Stream over, here is audio recording]