On back-to-back Mondays this month, two federal appeals courts—the Fourth and Ninth Circuits—heard arguments in challenges to President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending refugee admissions and travel from several countries in the Middle East.
The order—now in its second iteration—is currently blocked by lower courts, thanks to challenges from Hawaii, Washington State, and others.
Will the order remain on hold or will the appeals courts rule in favor of the President? Regardless, is this thing headed to the Supreme Court, and if so, what is likely to happen?
Leah Litman is Assistant Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Earl Maltz is Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School.
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