SCOTUS Allows Travel Ban to Take Effect (Dec. 7, 2017)

We previously reported on the status the litigation surrounding the White House’s Proclamation 9645, Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats.  As of that time, the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals had temporarily blocked enforcement of the travel ban against individuals with close relationships with persons or entities in the U.S.  The White House appealed, and on Dec. 4 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Circuit Courts’ injunctions.  As a result, the travel ban is enforceable in its entirety while the substantive litigation proceeds through the lower courts, without exceptions for those individuals with close relationships with the U.S.  Please see our Oct. 27 update for a summary of the Proclamation’s entry restrictions.  The Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals are hearing oral arguments in their respective cases this week.  We will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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