Well — This Matter Will FLY Through The Ninth (And Fourth) Circuits…

This is a minor Friday night update, in truth. . . but clearly the injunctions against “Muslim Ban 2.0” are on such a tight timeline, that Neal Katyal (here, appellate counsel for plaintiff Hawaiians), and perhaps one of the best Supreme Court oral advocates of our day, is providing his “blackout dates” — i.e., dates when he is already before the Supremes, on other matters — to save on calendar/scheduling back and forth. [You’ll note that the Bristol v. California (In Re Plavix) matter is one of those — I’ll cover that, separately, under our life-sciences charter, here as well.]

Here’s the proposed expedited schedule, from tonight’s filings — in the Ninth Circuit:

. . . .April 7, 2017: the government files its opening merits brief and its motion for stay pending appeal;

April 21, 2017: Plaintiffs-Appellees file their response merits brief and their response to the government’s stay motion;

April 28, 2017: the government files its reply merits brief and its reply in support of its stay motion. . . .

Counsel for the plaintiffs who will be presenting oral argument, Neal Katyal, is arguing Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc., No. 16-605 (U.S. S. Ct.) on April 17, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v.
Superior Court of California, No. 16-466 (U.S. S. Ct.)
on April 25, Gingras v. Rosette, No. 16-2019 (2nd Cir.) on May 12, and Veleron v. Morgan Stanley et al., 15-4092 (2nd Cir.) on May 25.

Counsel for plaintiffs has therefore asked the government to relay that he respectfully requests that oral argument in this appeal not be scheduled before May 5, and because he must travel to New York City for the Second Circuit arguments, he also respectfully requests that it not be scheduled on a date between May 10 and May 12 or May 24 and May 25. . . .

Counsel for the government who will be presenting oral argument in this case, Jeffrey Wall, will be presenting oral argument in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, No. 17-1351 (4th Cir.), on May 8, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and respectfully requests that oral argument in this appeal not be scheduled for May 8 or May 9. . . .

Now you know. And we look forward to Hamiltonian-style events, as early next week, already — with 45 increasingly being painted into a corner — on the Russian influence matters. . . smile. Onward.

नमस्ते

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