Samuel Bray

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Samuel Bray is a professor at the UCLA School of Law and a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a scholar of remedies and constitutional law.

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Nationwide injunctions

The Case Against National Injunctions, No Matter Who Is President

Last night, a federal district court judge issued an order to temporarily shut down the enforcement of several provisions of President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration. The federal judge sits in Washington state, but the order was specifically issued with nationwide effect. The order is technically a “temporary restraining order,” a kind of provisional order that preserves the status quo for a preliminary injunction.