Travel Ban II: SCOTUS Disposition

On October 10, 2017 the United States Supreme Court issued an unsigned order declaring that because the case of Trump, et al. v. International Refugee Assistance et al. “‘expired by its own terms’ on September 24, 2017 the appeal no longer presents a ‘live case or controversy.'” The court further stated “[f]ollowing our established practice in such cases, the judgment is therefore vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit with instructions to dismiss as moot the challenge to Executive Order No.13, 780. (See previous updates.)

Justice Sotomayor dissented from the order vacating the judgment of the Fourth Circuit and would have dismissed “the writ of certiorari as improvidently granted.”

See Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal of Case on Expired Travel Ban (NYT).