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ATG NEWS RELEASE: U.S. Supreme Court orders supplemental briefing to address travel ban 3.0

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The United States Supreme Court today ordered the parties in the travel ban lawsuits to submit additional arguments analyzing the effect of President Trump’s third version of the travel ban issued yesterday. The Supreme Court also removed oral arguments for these cases scheduled to be heard on October 10, 2017 from its calendar. The cases have not been dismissed and the Supreme Court has reserved the option to reschedule oral arguments for a later date.

According to Attorney General Doug Chin, “Hawaii has always said the President must safeguard the country, but not in a way that violates immigration laws or discriminates based upon religion or national origin. The first and second travel bans failed this test, violated the law, and violated the constitution. We respect the Supreme Court’s instruction to analyze how, if at all, Travel Ban 3.0 affects the existing cases. We are reviewing the new order itself to determine if it is also legally objectionable.”

Because the Supreme Court has ordered supplemental briefing to be submitted by October 5, 2017, Hawaii will reserve most of its arguments, analysis, and comments about the effects of the new ban for those briefing papers.

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For more information, contact:

Joshua A. Wisch
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
Phone: (808) 586-1284
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ATGHIgov