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Trump team seeks speedy court review on immigration

March 23, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday afternoon to order a rapid review of the legality of the revised presidential order limiting immigration of people from six Mideast nations.

Disabled students’ education rights upgraded by Supreme Court

March 22, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Students with disabilities have a legal right to educational support at school that will enable each one to make measurable progress, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday.  It is not enough that progress is simply more than a bare minimum, the court said in an opinion written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

Trump team starts appeal on immigration order

March 18, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration has notified a federal judge in Maryland it is appealing his order blocking enforcement of revised restrictions on immigration from Mideast nations. The appeal, the notice said, will go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Second path for testing Trump immigration order

March 16, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

If Justice Department lawyers follow through on President Trump’s vow to vigorously defend his power to limit immigration from Mideast nations, they could be doing so in more than one appeal in federal courts.

Hawaii judge blocks new Trump immigration order

March 15, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Relying heavily upon President Trump’s own words, a federal judge in Honolulu ruled Wednesday afternoon that the revised presidential order against immigration from the Mideast appears to be explicitly aimed at Muslims because of hostility to their religion, and is likely to be ruled unconstitutional.

School board: U.S. needs time on transgender rights

March 14, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

A local school board in Virginia urged a federal appeals court on Tuesday to give the Trump Administration until June 1 to sort out its position on the civil rights of transgender students.

Trump team opens defense of new immigration limits

March 14, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Making the first defense in court of President Trump’s revised executive order limiting immigration from Mideast nations, the Administration’s lawyers have argued that they have met all of the legal objections to the policy and so should be allowed to put it into full effect nationwide after midnight Wednesday.

New challenge to second Trump immigration order

March 13, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The state of Washington, already successful in blocking President Donald Trump’s immigration limits imposed in late January, returned to federal court in Seattle on Monday morning in an attempt to apply that enforcement ban to the new, revised executive order adopted a week ago.

For now, Judge Robart leaves open key immigration issue

March 11, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The federal judge in Seattle who last month blocked enforcement nationwide of President Trump’s first order to limit immigration from Mideast nations refused on Friday — at least for now — to decide whether to block the revised version of those restrictions.

Race to stop new immigration order quickens

March 9, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

With the Trump Administration arguing in court that it should be allowed to start enforcing its new immigrations restrictions seven days from now, the effort by objecting states to block the presidential action quickened on Thursday.

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