Supreme Court Appears to Back Travel Ban

The conservative majority on the Supreme Court signaled this week during oral arguments that they are inclined to allow the third iteration of President Trump’s travel ban to stand. The Supreme Court has already allowed the current ban, issued last fall, to go into effect while agreeing to address the question of whether Trump exceeded… Read more »

Supreme Court Considers Limits on Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about whether a redistricting map in Maryland violates the Constitution. The case marks the second time this term that the high court has weighed the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering, where the party in power reconfigures voting districts to give itself an advantage in future elections. In October, the justices… Read more »

Supreme Court Declines to Review DACA Order

The Supreme Court on Monday declined the Trump administration’s request to review lower court decisions that are keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place. President Trump announced last fall that he would let the DACA program expire in March unless Congress acted to extend protections for DACA-enrolled undocumented immigrants brought to… Read more »

Travel Ban Deemed Unconstitutional

A Virginia federal appeals court ruled earlier today that the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban is unconstitutional, though the Supreme Court has ordered the ban can stay in full effect until it takes up the case this spring. The Richmond, VA-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 9-4 that the Trump administration’s third… Read more »

Supreme Court Allows Travel Ban to Be Enforced

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration’s revised travel ban to be enforced while legal challenges proceed in the lower courts. The court’s opinion is “a substantial victory for the safety and security of the American people,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement. “We are pleased to have defended this order… Read more »