US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 30 December 2017
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 30 December 2017

Here’s the domestic legal news we covered this week:

A judge on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that those challenging the state’s 2011 congressional map in League of Women Voters v.
[JURIST] The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [offical website] upheld [opinion, PDF] an injunction against President Trump’s third travel ban [JURIST news archive] last Friday.

The three-judge panel stated that under the Immigration and Nationality Act [materials], the President must first “make a legally sufficient finding that the entry of the specified individuals would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States.'” The panel found that the President, even in light of the review period [JURIST report] included in the second travel ban, did not make such a finding.

[JURIST] Over the course of the past week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions [official website] has revoked [DOJ press release] a total of 25 Obama-era Department of Justice (DOJ) guidelines.
US District Judge Tanya Chutkan [official profile] on Saturday ruled [PDF, document] that the US must allow the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLUF) [official website] access to an American citizen being held in US military custody in Iraq.