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Documents in State of Hawaii et al v. Trump—A Challenge to President Trump's March 6, 2017 Travel Ban

07 March 2017

On March 7, 2017, the State of Hawaii filed a joint motion with the U.S. Government setting out a proposed briefing schedule, whereby it filed its complaint and TRO on March 8, the U.S. Government filed their Opposition on March 13, and oral argument was held on March 15.


On March 7, the State of Hawaii moved for leave to file an Amended Complaint that details their allegations against the new Executive Order. Here is the motion and proposed complaint. The latter document details the Plaintiffs' grievances with respect to President Trump's 3/6/17 Travel Ban.


On March 8, the plaintiffs filed their detailed brief in support of a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 10, The Anti-Defamation League submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 10, The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Jay Hirabayashi, Holly Yasui, Karen Korematsu, Civil Rights Organizations and National Bar Associations of Color submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of the Plaintiffs.


On March 10, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 10, The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 10, Human Rights First, KIND, Tahirih Justice Center and HIAS submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 11, a group of law professors submitted an amicus curiae brief of Law Professors on issue of state standing.


On March 11, participating law firms of the Employment Law Alliance submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs.


On March 11, international law scholars and nongovernmental organizations submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs.


On March 12, the Interfaith Coalition submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 12, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 12, the Immigration Reform Law Institute submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Defendants.


On March 13, the American Center for Law & Justice submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Defendants.


On March 13, the federal government filed their opposition to the Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 13, 13 States plus the District of Columbia filed an amicus brief in support of the State of Hawaii's challenge.


On March 13, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, Inc., submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 13, T.A., a U.S. resident of Yemeni descent, filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 14, Muslim Advocates, American Muslim Health Professionals, Muppies, Inc., the National Arab American Medical Association, and Network of Arab-American Professionals submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 14, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs.


On March 14, Plaintiffs filed a Reply in support of a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 14, New York University submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 14, a group of technology companies and other businesses submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 15, the Court issued an Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order.


On March 17, the Government filed a Clarification/Delay Motion.


On March 18, Plaintiffs submitted their opposition to the Government's Clarification/Delay motion.


On March 19, the district court denied the Government's clarification/delay motion.


On March 21, Plaintiffs filed a Motion to Convert the TRO into a PI, and a Memorandum in support of that Motion.


On March 23, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and Other Major Cities and Counties submitted an amicus brief in support of Plaintiffs’ Motion to Convert Temporary Restraining Order to Preliminary Injunction.


On March 24, the Government filed their opposition to the Conversion Motion.


On March 24, Prof. Victor Williams submitted an amicus brief in support of Defendants.


On March 25, plaintiffs filed their reply on the Conversion Motion.


On March 29, HIAS submitted an amicus brief in support of Plaintiffs’ Motion to Convert Temporary Restraining Order to Preliminary Injunction.


On March 29, Federal District Court Judge Watson ruled against the Trump Administration and granted the plaintiffs' request for a full injunction on the travel and refugee restrictions in the Trump Executive Order.


On March 30, 2017, the Trump Administration filed a notice of appeal.


On April 7, 2017, the Government filed a Brief for Appellants and a Motion of Defendants-Appellants for a Stay Pending Expedited Appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


On April 11, 2017, Plaintiffs asked the 9th Circuit to hear the appeal as an initial en banc.


April 21, 2017. Amicus Brief of 163 Tech Companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla, etc.


On April 21, 2017, the State of Hawaii and Dr. Ismail Elshikh filed a Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellees and an Opposition to Motion of Defendants-Appellants for a Stay Pending Expedited Appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


On April 28, 2017, the Government filed a Reply Brief for Appellants and a Reply of Appellants in Support of Motion for a Stay Pending Expedited Appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


June 1, 2017. Government Supreme Court motion.


On June 12, the State of Hawaii and Dr. Elshikh filed their opposition to the Trump Administration's request to the US Supreme Court to reinstate the Travel Ban.


On June 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion affirming the injunction that blocks both the Travel Ban and Refugee Bans nationwide.


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