UPDATE (Feb. 28, 2018): Southeastern Legal Foundation and William Consovoy, a partner with Washington, DC-based Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC and former Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, filed their fourth amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to emphasize the constitutional authority vested in the President of the United States in matters related to immigration and national security.
Click here for SCOTUS amicus brief on Trump national security authority, Feb. 2018
UPDATE (Dec. 5, 2017): The U.S. Supreme Court held in a 7-2 vote that the third so-called travel ban issued by President Trump is constitutional and valid and may be enforced. The victory for constitutional separation of powers is a stinging defeat for federal judges in the 9th Circuit who struck down the Order under suspect analysis. The Court will render a decision on the previous Executive Orders by June 2018.
WASHINGTON, DC: Southeastern Legal Foundation today filed an important amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court today as the high court prepares to hear arguments on the merits of President Trump's temporary travel ban. William Consovoy, a partner with Washington, DC-based Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC and former Supreme Court law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, and SLF's legal team filed the brief to underscore the importance of constitutional and statutory authority of the Chief Executive in matters related to immigration and national security. SLF filed amicus briefs with the Fourth and Ninth Circuits earlier this year which were cited by the Acting Solicitor General in oral arguments in both cases.
The Supreme Court reinstated much of President Trump's temporary travel ban earlier this year, overturning large portions of the 9th and 4th Circuit Courts of Appeal decision. The Court left in place injunctions on the temporary ban dealing with those individuals in the six nations listed in the President's Executive Order who have connections to the U.S. The Court agreed to hear the full case in October.
Click here for SCOTUS amicus brief on Trump temporary travel ban