U.S. SUPREME COURT DISMISSES ONE OF THE LAWSUITS AGAINST TRUMP’S ORIGINAL TRAVEL BAN

On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit brought by the International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) against the original travel ban announced by President Trump in January. The Court wrote that there was no reason to continue the lawsuit because the travel ban IRAP was challenging expired on September 24.

There is still one other active lawsuit against the January travel ban in front of the Supreme Court, which was brought by the State of Hawaii. However, the Supreme Court could still decide to dismiss the Hawaii lawsuit, like it dismissed the IRAP lawsuit.

The Supreme Court chose to dismiss the IRAP lawsuit even though IRAP attempted to update its lawsuit on October 5 by adding new arguments against the new September 24 travel ban. Hawaii has also updated its lawsuit to include the September 24 travel ban, and has asked a lower court to block the new travel ban.

There are at least three new lawsuits against the September 24 travel ban that have been filed by non-profit groups and individuals harmed by the travel ban. These cases are still at the lowest court level and have not reached the Supreme Court yet.

Original Sources:
Justices End One Immigration Ban Row After Order Expires (October 10, 2017)
https://www.law360.com/articles/973162

Justices end 4th Circuit travel-ban challenge (October 10, 2017)

Justices end 4th Circuit travel-ban challenge

Trump’s Travel Ban Hit With New Legal Challenges (October 10, 2017)
https://www.law360.com/articles/972736

Hawaii Asks Judge to Block Trump’s Latest Travel Ban (October 11, 2017)

Hawaii Asks Judge to Block Trump’s Latest Travel Ban