Supreme Court Grand Finale - Trump v Hawaii (4/25/18)

The Supreme Court holds its final argument of the October 2017 term, Trump v Hawaii.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/docket/docketfiles/html/public/17-965.html (Supreme Court docket #17-965)

Issues:

(1) Whether the respondents’ challenge to the president’s suspension of entry of aliens abroad is justiciable;

(2) whether the proclamation – which suspends entry, subject to exceptions and case-by-case waivers, of certain categories of aliens abroad from eight countries that do not share adequate information with the United States or that present other risk factors – is a lawful exercise of the president’s authority to suspend entry of aliens abroad;

(3) whether the global injunction barring enforcement of the proclamation’s entry suspensions worldwide, except as to nationals of two countries and as to persons without a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States, is impermissibly overbroad; and

(4) whether the proclamation violates the establishment clause of the Constitution.

The argument audio, which would typically be released Friday afternoon, will instead be released tomorrow after noon, likely about 2 to 4 hours after the conclusion of oral arguments.

Should be a blast. :slight_smile:

https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2017/17-965

Link to Oral Arguments in Trump v Hawaii.

We won’t know until the end of June, but it appears likely the Trump Travel Ban will survive.

At least by a 5 to 4 vote, possibly 6 to 3 or even 7 to 2, as both Breyer and Kagan showed signs they were at least open to upholding it.

BTW, the transcripts are available at the same link as the one I provided for the audio in the previous post.

This post at Scotusblog has links to various commentary from around the Internet on today’s arguments.