Published on: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On October 17th, a District Court in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking the enforcement of much of President Trump’s September 24 Executive Order (the third iteration of the travel ban order), after finding the executive order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor” and “plainly discriminates based on nationality.” The third travel ban order, which is far more reaching than the first order, indefinitely bans nearly all travel to the United States from seven countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen).  On October 18th, a Maryland District Court  blocked parts of the third travel ban with a permanent injunction.

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