Oral Arguments Heard on Third Travel Ban. The 4th Circuit heard oral arguments on December 8 for Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project. The argument focused on to what extent the President has the right to rely on the grounds of protecting the national interest to restrict foreign aliens abroad. We will provide further updates as the case develops.
The Case Against the First Travel Ban Progresses. The 9th Circuit heard oral arguments on December 6 regarding the emergency stay of the first Travel Ban. Back in February, Hawaii was one of the first states to file a lawsuit against the ban. Although the first Travel Ban never went into effect, the legal case against it, State of Hawaii v. Trump, has continued. Hawaii argues that the Travel Ban inhibits well established and diverse family and economic institutions within the state.