by Cody Wofsy, Staff Attorney and Skadden Fellow, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
*This piece was originally posted on ACLU's Speak Freely blog.
President Trump signed the third version of his Muslim ban executive order on Sept. 24, about two weeks before the case involving the second version of the ban was to be argued before the Supreme Court. This action led the court to cancel oral arguments on the earlier version so that the parties could address whether the new order renders the Trump administration’s appeal moot.
In the meantime, the ACLU has returned to the federal district court to challenge the new order, which is set to go into effect on Oct. 18.