Late this afternoon, in the federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria), the able Judge Trenga ordered one week’s worth of “slackening“, in the briefing schedule, on the TRO against Muslim Ban 2.0 — originally scheduled to go forward this week. See below — just entered, but this pushes the Virginia TRO hearing back, into next week. [A decision wouldn’t come until later in the week there, then.]
So, once again, we continue expect the hearing in Honolulu will decide it — as a matter of first impression:
. . . .The hearing on Defendants’ Motion currently scheduled for March 13, 2017 be, and the same hereby is, CONTINUED to Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. . . .
[I]t is further ORDERED that Defendants file their opposition brief no later than Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12 p.m. noon.
Signed by District Judge Anthony J. Trenga on 03/13/2017.. . .
UNRELATED UPDATE: 24 million people may lose insurance (primarily due to cut-backs, and carve-outs from Medicare/Medicaid) under “Trump[No-]Care“, according to the non-partisan CBO. As I earlier opined, this package is. . . DOA. Not really worth discussing — in this flawed form. Not even clear it will have 50 votes in the Senate — let alone the required 60.
Now you know — onward. Off to some snowy night-time fun, here — then LA later in the week, for some warm sunshine!