Update: Brooklyn Trial Level Case, Against Mr. Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 — Back In Court, On June 5, 2017

Even as the Fourth Circuit decision, continuing to enjoin 45’s Muslim Ban 2.0, is being analyzed this morning, and set for an appeal filing as early as this week, by Mr. Session’s team — to the United States Supreme Court. . . and while we await the Ninth Circuit’s opinion, on the same issues — the trial level court in Brooklyn will hold another settlement conference in about a week, related to specific injuries suffered by various individual would-be refugees, immigrants and visa holders, that night at Kennedy. I expect the Trump Administration will fold.

And we will see the relief the plaintiffs have request, fully granted. That will be the settlement. [Prior early May background here, on this specific case’s posture.]

Here’s the Brooklyn order, from late last week:

. . . .The Court held a settlement conference in this action today and the Court shall hold a follow-up settlement conference on June 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 11A South of the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom on 5/26/2017. . . .

I would suggest that we ought to read Mr. Trump’s remarks in the Middle East last week — those respectful of the Islamic faith — as his Administration’s attempt to produce evidence that he has moved beyond his hateful campaign rhetoric.

Personally, it looks for all the world, more like a sneeringly pretextual nod — by 45, in the vain hope that the Supremes might yet save his abomination of an executive order. I think the Supremes will rule 6-3 or 9-0. . . against him. And that event will mean (assuming the Ninth holds against him, in a few days) that he will have gone 0-for-11 — in the courts. Not one federal court has found that his vague national security claims should be allowed to run rough-shod over our Constitution’s hard-won protections of a society that deeply values religious pluralism. Now you know.

नमस्ते

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