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Case Summary: Federal District Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Against Trump’s Sanctuary City Executive Order
Judge William H. Orrick III of the Northern District of California yesterday granted motions for a preliminary injunction to enjoin Section 9(a)’s enforcement nationwide. In this post, I offer an overview of Judge Orrick’s decision, which can be viewed in full here and below.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against the enforcement of President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities.
What the Data Really Show about Terrorists Who “Came Here,” Part III: What if You Included Domestic Terrorism Cases?
The Justice Department data about which President Trump appears to have been talking excludes domestic terrorism cases. The picture if very different if you don’t do that.
Which countries are, and which countries are not, exporting terrorists to the United States? And are those the same countries from which Trump’s executive order would ban entry?
President Trump declared to a Joint Session of Congress that Justice Department data show the “vast majority” of people convicted of terrorist crimes came from overseas. Here’s why that’s not true.
Don’t look now, but the Justice Department has just responded to key themes Benjamin Wittes and I have been writing about in connection with President Trump’s oath of office.
Recent proposals to search the cellphones and social media profiles of visitors arriving at the U.S. border raise serious legal questions and are unwise from a policy perspective.
Is there an unexpressed legal principle functionally at work in the judicial response to Trump: that the President is a crazy person whose oath of office judges simply don’t trust and to whom, therefore, a whole lot of normal rules of judicial conduct do not apply?
Setting aside pondering over the courts' latest rulings on the Executive Order on immigration and refugees, it is helpful to take a step back and recognize that there was never a need for a travel ban or refugee ban in the first place.