In a one paragraph order issued today, the Supreme Court removed the October 10, 2017 oral argument in the so called “travel-ban” cases from the Court’s oral argument calendar. The parties were directed to file letter briefs addressing “whether, or to what extent, the [President’s] Proclamation issued on September 24, 2017,” which indefinitely restricts travel to the United States by nationals of eight countries, may render cases moot. In addition, the parties were directed to address “whether, or to what extent, the scheduled expiration of Sections 6(a) and 6(b) of Executive Order No. 13780,” which temporarily suspended the admission of refugees and will expire on October 24, 2017, will render cases moot.
For a copy of the Court’s order in in Trump, President of U.S., et al. v. Int’l Refugee Assistance, et al., No. 16-1436, and Trump, President of U.S., et al. v. Hawaii, et al., No. 16-1540, click here. For the Training Division's webinar and materials on presidential executive orders and increased federal prosecutions, please click here and here.