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Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

Adam Liptak, New York Times, Dec. 4, 2017 - "The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it continue. The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the...

Travel Ban (EO-3) Update: Peter S. Margulies

Dec. 5, 2017 - It's important to understand what yesterday's Supreme Court orders meant. Prof. Peter S. Margulies has these valuable insights: "On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a stay of the Maryland federal district court’s injunction against the Sept. 24 immigration order ...

Ninth Circuit Enjoins Trump Travel Ban 3.0, Stays Injunction Pending Supreme Court Review

Hawaii v. Trump, Dec. 22, 2017 - "For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to...

Supreme Court Speeds Up Travel Ban Review, Pressure Now on CA4

Lyle Denniston, Jan. 8, 2019 - "Moving with unusual speed, the Supreme Court indicated on Monday that it will take its first look just 11 days from now at the Trump Administration’s new appeal seeking to defend the President’s third immigration order. That will no doubt force an earlier...

Supreme Court Grants Cert. in 'Stop-Time' Rule Case: Pereira v. Sessions

On Jan. 12, 2018 the Supreme Court granted cert. in 17-459, Pereira v. Sessions . Here is a link to the briefs so far.

Supreme Court to Review Travel Ban 3.0 - Trump v. Hawaii

Amy Howe, Jan. 19, 2017 - "The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the challenge to President Donald Trump’s September 24 order, the latest version of what is often known as his “travel ban,” which limited travel from eight countries: Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Won't Hear Trump's DACA Challenge Now

Lydia Wheeler and Rafael Bernal, The Hill, Feb. 26, 2018 - "The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Trump administration's challenge to a lower court ruling temporarily blocking it from winding down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision delivers...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Reverses CA9 on Periodic Bond Hearings for Detained Aliens - Jennings v. Rodriguez

Jennings v. Rodriguez - "In this case we are asked to interpret three provisions of U. S. immigration law that authorize the Government to detain aliens in the course of immigration proceedings. All parties appear to agree that the text of these provisions, when read most naturally, does not give...

Expert: Supreme Court Remand Could Exacerbate Immigration Court Delays, Backlogs

David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 27, 2018 - "The case of Jennings vs. Rodriguez began in lower courts a decade ago, before Barack Obama was elected president. It was first argued at the high court in November 2016, a few weeks after Donald Trump won election. Trump's campaign pledge...

Jennings and the Metastization of the ERO Archipelago

Garrrett Epps, The Atlantic, Mar. 9, 2018 - "A quarter-century ago, in 1994, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, on any given day, was holding somewhere around 5,500 immigrants in “immigration detention.” For fiscal year 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement budget documents...

Supreme Court to Review INA Sec. 236(c) "When...Released" Case: Nielsen v. Preap

Issue: Whether a criminal alien becomes exempt from mandatory detention under 8 U.S.C. § 1226(c) if, after the alien is released from criminal custody, the Department of Homeland Security does not take him into immigration custody immediately. Underlying CA9 case, Preap v. Johnson, Aug. 4, 2016...

South Dakota v. Wayfair – Insights and Analysis

On April 17, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, a case involving the states’ authority to tax online purchases. This is the first sales tax jurisdiction case heard by the US Supreme Court in 25 years and may have a significant impact on online sales across the country. About...

BREAKING: Supreme Court, 5-4, Says 'Crime of Violence' Definition is Void for Vagueness - Sessions v. Dimaya

Sessions v. Dimaya - "Three Terms ago, in Johnson v. United States, this Court held that part of a federal law’s definition of “violent felony” was impermissibly vague. See 576 U. S. ___ (2015). The question in this case is whether a similarly worded clause in a statute’s...

Supreme Court Opinion Analysis: Crime-Based Removal Provision is Unconstitutionally Vague - Prof. Kevin Johnson

Prof. Kevin Johnson, Apr. 17, 2018 - "In the last few years, the Supreme Court has decided a steady number of criminal-removal cases. In light of the Trump administration’s emphasis on the removal of “criminal aliens,” we will likely see even more criminal-removal cases in the...

Audio of Trump v. Hawaii (Travel Ban) Supreme Court Oral Argument, Apr. 25, 2018

Oral Argument - Audio Trump v. Hawaii Docket Number: 17-965 Date Argued: 04/25/18 Media Formats: MP3 Download Windows Media Download RealAudio 10 Download

Transcript of Trump v. Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Argument (Apr. 25, 2018)

https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2017/17-965_3314.pdf

Meditation on Oral Arguments in the Travel Ban Case

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and founding director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law - University Park, Apr. 27, 2018 - "On April 25, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the travel ban case. The argument began with Solicitor General Noel...

Expert: DACA Legal Muddle May Wind Up at Supreme Court

Tal Kopan, CNN, May 1, 2018 - "The future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program got murkier Tuesday when the Texas attorney general made good on a threat to challenge it in court. The lawsuit throws a wrench in an already-complicated legal morass for the DACA program, which protects...

Expert: Texas DACA Challenge Could Trigger Supreme Court Review

Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg, May 2, 2018 - "Texas’s legal bid to end the Obama-era policy that protects 700,000 undocumented young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers, may set the stage for the Trump administration to take the issue back to the Supreme...

Expert: Texas' DACA Lawsuit 'Creates Even More Uncertainty'

Jessica Gresko, AP, May 10, 2018 - "Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Now, a lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program...

Supreme Court Vacates Garza v. Hargan

Supreme Court, June 4, 2018 - "The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. The Court vacates the en banc order [ 874 F. 3d 735, 735–736 (CADC 2017) ] and remands the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit with instructions to direct the District...

Supreme Court on Stop-Time Rule: Pereira v. Sessions

Pereira v. Sessions - "If the Government serves a noncitizen with a document that is labeled “notice to appear,” but the document fails to specify either the time or place of the removal proceedings, does it trigger the stop-time rule? The answer is as obvious as it seems: No. A notice...

Supreme Court, 5-4, Upholds Travel Ban: Trump v. Hawaii

Trump v. Hawaii - C.J. Roberts: "By its plain language, §1182(f) grants the President broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States. The President lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings—following a worldwide, multi-agency review—that entry...

Reflections on 5-4 Travel Ban Decision: Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Prof. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia - "The human impact of Travel Ban 3.0 cannot be overstated. The ban has been in full effect since December 4, 2017, because of written orders by the Supreme Court. Well before today’s ruling, America has already witnessed devastating consequences, including hundreds...