Updates on Trump’s Travel Ban

Before recessing for the summer, the United States Supreme Court imposed certain limits on President Trump’s ban on people from certain countries entering the United States. The Court will hear arguments about the travel ban when it reconvenes in October. Erin E. McCampbell, a partner at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria who focuses her practice on appellate law, spoke to WGRZ about the ban and the Court’s decisions regarding it. The full interview is available on the WGRZ website.

Changes made to travel ban

WGRZ asked Ms. McCampbell why the Supreme Court made changes to the travel ban ahead of officially hearing the case in October. “What it boils down to,” Ms. McCampbell explained, “is the government asked for a preliminary ruling and the Court agreed to do so.”

“The Court said that, if you have family ties or some sort of business tie to the United States, we’re going to allow you to come in spite of the ban but, if you don’t have those ties, you’re out until the Court hears the merits in October,” Ms. McCampbell went on to say.

Expiration of 90-day enforcement period

When asked what happens to the travel ban after the 90 day enforcement period is over, Ms. McCampbell told WGRZ that the ban “would, on its own terms, expire.” She added that “President Trump recently issued a memo stating that the effective date would not begin until the injunctions were fully lifted.”

We’re somewhat in a legal limbo in terms of how long the government will continue to pursue this ban even though it’s only technically to be in place for 90 days,” Ms. McCampbell explained.

This case, Ms. McCampbell told WGRZ, is “a blockbuster for the Supreme Court.”

About Erin E. McCampbell

Erin E. McCampbell is a member of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria’s Criminal Defense Trials and Appeals practice area and focuses her practice on appellate litigation. She practices in state and federal appellate courts and has significant experience as a law clerk to federal district and circuit judges, which allows her to navigate her clients through the complicated appellate process.