And… In Seattle… More Date Tightening — But Hawaii’s Hearing Will Almost Certainly Happen First.

The race is fully on, now — as to which of the numerous federal District Courts will be the first to enjoin 45’s Muslim Ban 2.0. [In a courtroom, “it is not the loudest voice that prevails, it is the Constitution. . . .”]

Just now, after-hours out West, the Seattle courts set a hearing for no earlier than the one in Hawaii, on Wednesday. And likely for a day or two later than that.

But now the Trump Administration owes Judge Robart some 13 pages by tomorrow afternoon, Pacific. Otherwise, the existing TRO there (already upheld by the Ninth Circuit) will also very-likely be applied to Muslim Ban No. 2.

. . . .The court is in receipt of Plaintiffs’ emergency motion to enforce the court’s February 3, 2017, order preliminarily enjoining certain provisions of the January 27, 2017, Executive Order, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” (Em. Mot. (Dkt. # 119); see also Order (Dkt.# 52).) Plaintiffs ask the court to “order a response and set a hearing for March 14.” (Em. Mot. at 12.)

The court hereby ORDERS Defendants to file a response to Plaintiffs’ motion no later than 4:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on March 14, 2017.

Defendants’ response shall be limited to 13 pages, which is the length of Plaintiffs’ motion. (See generally id.)

The court will defer scheduling a hearing, if any, on Plaintiffs’ emergency motion until after it has reviewed Defendants’ response. In any event, the court will not schedule a hearing prior to March 15, 2017.

If the court schedules a hearing on Plaintiffs’ emergency motion, the court will permit the parties to appear by telephone.

Dated this 13th day of March, 2017. . . .

So — after some day and night snow-carnival festing. . . It’s an early Thursday flight, to the generally-vacant sunshine that is. . . LA. I will keep the readership apprised here on these orders, and the progress of the Wildcats, though — to be sure. Smile.

नमस्ते

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