More on legal developments in the US Muslim travel ban

On Thursday, in State of Washington v Trump No. 17-35105, three further (so-called) judges in the (so-called) US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the temporary restraining order issued by Robart J. They declined to grant an emergency stay of the proceedings on President Trump’s Executive Order imposing a travel ban on individuals from seven mainly Muslim countries and a moratorium on refugee admissions, concluding at [3] that

“the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we therefore deny its emergency motion for a stay.”

Hawaii has now joined Washington and Minnesota in challenging the Executive Order.

USA Today suggests that the Executive has four options: Continue reading