April 19, 2018

The Travel Ban at the Supreme Court: A Briefing on Trump v. Hawaii

On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the much-awaited case of Trump v. Hawaii, the challenge brought by the state asserting, among other things, that the Administration’s executive order barring admission into the U. S. from certain predominantly Muslim countries and suspending refugee admissions violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause and federal immigration law. Join ACS for a discussion of the legal questions under review by the Court and what’s at stake.


  • Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society, Moderator
  • Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin, Attorney General of Hawaii March 2015 - February 2018
  • Thomas Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law