June 27, 2017

What's Next? The Supreme Court and the Travel Ban

The Supreme Court announced on June 26 that it will consider the legality of President Trump’s executive orders barring admission into the United States from certain predominantly Muslim countries, suspending refugee admissions, and barring any entry by Syrian refugees. Since the issuance of the orders, a number of lawsuits have been filed challenging them on various grounds and federal circuit courts have thus far ruled in favor of the challengers.

On June 27, ACS hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the questions before the Court, the status of the circuit court injunctions, what the government’s response has been thus far, and the larger legal context for this dispute.

Caroline Fredrickson, president, American Constitution Society, Moderator

Featured Speakers:
Leah Litman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Cecillia Wang, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU