Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Injunction Against Trump's 3rd Travel Ban Is Lifted In Part

In State of Hawaii v. Trump, (9th Cir., Nov. 13, 2017), the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed in part the preliminary injunction issued by a Hawaii federal district court against enforcement of President Trump's third travel ban. (See prior posting.)  The 9th Circuit held:
The preliminary injunction is stayed except as to “foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States....
The injunction remains in force as to foreign nationals who have a “close familial relationship” with a person in the United States.... Such persons include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.... “As for entities, the relationship must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the purpose of evading [Proclamation 9645].”
Reuters reports on the decision.