Resource: Executive Orders on Travel and Immigration Create a Far-from-Ordinary Semester in Michigan Law's Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

By: Julie Aust, Jamie Kessler, and Virginia Weeks

March 16, 2017

President Donald J. Trump's second travel ban for nationals from a group of predominantly Muslim countries was scheduled to take effect on March 16, 2017—until it was enjoined the day before by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, one of the dozens of courts examining its legality. Since the first travel-related executive order went into effect in late January, students working with Michigan Law's Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse have been making documents and daily updates in the correlating cases available to lawyers, journalists, and the public. "The Clearinghouse is the only source on the web providing such timely, comprehensive updates on these various challenges to the EOs," says the Clearinghouse's founder and director, Margo Schlanger, who also is the Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law.