The full text of the Executive Order being referred to as “The Muslim Ban”
Link to all pleadings/Orders filed to date in the 9th Circuit:
blog/website with a pretty solid discussion and citations with links to sources:
Jan. 27, 2017 – Trump signs the Executive Order
Jan. 30, 2017 – State of WA, joined by State of MN seek a TRO from the Western District of WA to halt implementation of portions of the Executive Order arguing that they are unconstitutional
Feb. 3, 2017 – Judge Robarts of the WD WA grants the TRO
Feb. 3, 2017 – Judge Gorton in a MA federal court reaches an opposite conclusion, denying a TRO.
(*Note – when two federal courts reach a different decision on a factually similar issue, this sets the stage for Supreme Court to decide the dispute.)
Feb. 4, 2017 – Fed. Gov’t (Trump) seeks an “emergency stay” of the Order that granted the TRO, pending appeal to the 9th circuit. (This is essentially the difference between a devolutive and suspensive appeal…)
Feb. 4, 2017 – Judge denies the “immediate emergency stay” requested by the Fed Gov’t. instead sets a scheduling order and oral argument to “fully consider” the Fed. Gov’ts request for emergency stay.
Feb. 4, 2017 – Fed. Gov’t files Notice of Appeal to the 9th Circuit; appealing the decision of the district court that granted the TRO.
(*Note: Did plaintiffs appeal the MA order?)
Feb. 7, 2017 – Oral argument will be had at the 9th Circuit court of appeals to decide whether the Gov’ts request for an emergency stay of the TRO should be granted. (Check this: What exactly is being argued today??)