Donald J. Trump, President of the United States vs. The State of Hawaii, Dockett No. 17-965 —

Today SCOTUS will hear President Trump’s Travel Ban on six predominantly Muslim countries (Libya, Chad, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Somalia) goes to the Supreme Court where it hopes to fare better here than it has in the lower courts.


The Trump administration (Petitioner) is arguing that Donald J. Trump, President of the United States has the authority to ban countries from immigrating to the United States as a matter of national security under 8 U.S. Code § 1182. It is not a first and is only controversial because of the man behind the executive order. The State of Hawaii (Respondent) is arguing that because of President Trump’s history and nature of his administration, the executive order is colored in discrimination and bigotry. As a result, it is an overstep of his Presidential powers.


Oral Arguments – Audio file (1:06:53)

Transcript (.pdf)

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A reminder that oral arguments were heard today, and it is unlikely that we will hear the Court’s decision today.