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DV-2020 Winners Net All Writs Act Victory (Law360)

February 21, 2021 (1 min read)

Alyssa Aquino, Law360, Feb. 20, 2021

"A D.C. federal judge extended the shelf life of visas awarded through the 2020 Diversity Visa lottery, saying Friday the move allows visa winners to maintain standing in a lawsuit challenging a Trump-era travel ban preventing them from entering the country. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ordered the visas be valid for six months after he enters a final judgment in the lottery winners' challenge to former President Donald Trump's travel ban, which the Biden administration has kept intact. ... In issuing the order, Judge Mehta granted the visa winners' request to invoke the All Writs Act, a centuries-old law permitting a court to issue orders "necessary to preserve the availability of meaningful judicial review." "