The Travel Ban – What You Need to Know

6 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2018 Last revised: 1 Aug 2019

Date Written: March 2, 2018


This short paper, written before the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii, summarized the background of that case and the legal claims before the Court. The paper predicted that the Court would not likely accept plaintiffs’ religious-discrimination claim or their claim that the President exceeded his authority under 8 U.S.C. § 1182(f), but it held out hope for their argument that the entry ban violated 8 U.S.C. § 1152(a)(1)(a). In the end, a majority of the Justices rejected all three.

Note: Intended for a never-published 2018 issue of the Michigan International Lawyer.

Keywords: Trump v. Hawaii, Travel Ban, Muslim Ban

Suggested Citation

Weinberg, Jonathan, The Travel Ban – What You Need to Know (March 2, 2018). Wayne State University Law School Research Paper . Available at SSRN:

Jonathan Weinberg (Contact Author)

Wayne State University Law School ( email )

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Detroit, MI 48202
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