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SCOTUS dismisses 4th Circuit Travel Order case as moot, vacates Maryland District Court judgment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00am 10/11/2017 at 7:00am

We previously wrote how the U.S. Supreme Court was likely to dismiss the two Travel Order cases before it, one from the 4th Circuit (via Maryland District Court) and one from the 9th Circuit (via Hawaii District Court) on grounds of mootness. Both of those...

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SCOTUS wants briefing on whether pending Travel Order case Moot, cancels oral argument

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 2:15pm 9/25/2017 at 2:15pm

When Trump rolled out a new Permanent Travel Order last night, I noted that there was a substantial question whether this rendered the pending Supreme Court case as to Trave Order No. 2 moot:

So what happens to the pending Supreme Court case? It seems that so much of the case as...

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Trump issues new Permanent Travel Order

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 8:15pm 9/24/2017 at 8:15pm

It seems like ancient history, but the original and replacement Travel Orders were meant to be temporary, to provide time for a security review.

Those Orders were demagogued as “Muslim bans” when they clearly were not. They applied to the seven highest risk countries for terrorist visa infiltration as identified by the...

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Supreme Court stays 9th Circuit refugee ruling – Trump Travel Order still in effect

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:04pm 9/12/2017 at 7:04pm

Yesterday Justice Kennedy issued a temporary stay of the 9th Circuit’s ruling as to refugees, whose entry is put on hold under the Trump Travel Order No. 2.

Today the full Supreme Court granted the stay:

The application for stay of mandate presented to Justice Kennedy and by him referred to the Court...

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Justice Kennedy issues Stay of 9th Circuit Travel Case Order As To Refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 11, 2017 at 12:59pm 9/11/2017 at 12:59pm
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This is an UPDATE (by WAJ):

Justice Kennedy has issued a partial stay of the 9th Circuit ruling, with regard to the refugee aspect of the Travel Order, the only portion as to which the government sought a stay:

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Hawaii and Trump admin jointly seek to expedite 9th Circuit consideration of stay motion

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/21/2017 at 5:00pm
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The State of Hawaii and the Trump administration have jointly requested that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals expedite consideration of the Trump administration’s request for a stay of a Hawaii District Court preliminary injunction that significantly curtailed the implementation of Travel Order No. 2.

The request comes just days after the ...

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Supreme Court stays Hawaii Order as to refugees, not as to relatives

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1:07pm 7/19/2017 at 1:07pm
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The Supreme Court has ruled on the Trump administration’s Motion for Clarification and for a Stay of the Hawaii Order significantly scaling back implementation of Travel Order No. 2.

The Court denied the request for “clarification,” granted a stay of the Hawaii Order on refugees, and was silent (de f...

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SCOTUS WATCH: Hawaii files Opposition to Trump Motion for Clarification and Stay (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 1:00pm 7/18/2017 at 1:00pm

Hawaii just filed its Opposition (pdf.) to the Trump admin...

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Trump asks Supreme Court halt Hawaii Court ruling on Travel Order (UPDATE – Also goes to 9th Cir.)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:35am 7/15/2017 at 10:35am

In the ongoing saga over the lower federal courts’ attempt to usurp presidential power over who may enter the country, the Trump administration late last night filed a request for the Supreme Court to review and to halt the Hawaii federal court order that dramatically scaled back Trump’s Travel Order...

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Hawaii Judge Grants Post-SCOTUS Injunction As To How Trump Travel Order Applies

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:21pm 7/13/2017 at 11:21pm
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A federal judge in Hawaii has just granted in part, and denied in part, the State of Hawaii’s motion to enforce an injunction issued prior to the Supreme Court ruling as to Trump’s Travel Order No. 2. The key issue was who would be considered to have a “bona fide” connection...

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Twice rejected, Hawaii goes to court AGAIN to halt Trump Travel Order implementation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 6:30pm 7/8/2017 at 6:30pm
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We previously wrote how the State of Hawaii (with co-plaintiff Dr. Ismail Elshikh) struck out in Hawaii federal court and in the 9th Circuit, in seeking “clarification” of how Trump’s Travel Order No. 2 was to be implemented in light of the prior court injunctions and the Supreme Court’s substantial overruling...

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9th Circuit DENIES Hawaii request for Emergency Injunction over Trump Travel Order

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:06pm 7/7/2017 at 7:06pm

The 9th Circuit just issued an Order denying the State of Hawaii’s Emergency Motion for an Injunction. For details on the motion, see our post earlier today, Hawaii seeks injunction from 9th Circuit...

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Hawaii seeks injunction from 9th Circuit to halt Trump application of SCOTUS Travel Ruling

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 7, 2017 at 3:25pm 7/7/2017 at 3:25pm
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Last night a District Court judge denied the State of Hawaii’s emergency motion to “clarify” how the Trump administration is applying the Supreme Court’s ruling on Travel Order No. 2.

See my post last night, Judge Denies Hawaii request to halt Trump admin interpretation of SCOTUS Travel Order ruling. The District Court judge...

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NY Times Editorial Board Emits Primal Scream Over Neil Gorsuch

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 8:35pm 7/2/2017 at 8:35pm

For the Editorial Board of the NY Times, these are not the best of times, but the worst of times.

But more than anything, for the Times Editorial Board, it is the age of foolishness and the season of Darkness. [h/t Charles Dickens] Trump *literally* has driven them insane.

The Editorial blaming Sarah...

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Hawaii seeks injunction against Trump admin interpretation of SCOTUS Travel Order ruling

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:40am 6/30/2017 at 10:40am

When the Supreme Court reinstated substantially all of Trump’s Travel Order No. 2, the Supreme Court carved out an exception for people who have a “bona fide” relationship to the U.S. Such persons could not be subjected to a blanket, country-wide prohibition from entering the U.S. (emphasis added):

We accordingly grant the...

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Is Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8:53am 6/27/2017 at 8:53am
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Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Chief Justice John Roberts teamed with Justice Anthony Kennedy to devise an exception to the Court’s

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SCOTUS Travel Order ruling was “slap down” of lower courts and progressives

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00am 6/27/2017 at 7:00am

Shortly after the Supreme Court released its preliminary ruling on Trump Travel Order, I appeared on the Tony Katz Show, WIBC Indianapolis.

Here are some of my comments:

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