This afternoon at 2:30 p.m. the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA will be hearing arguments in case No. 17-1351, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

The public can listen in on an audio feed or on CSPAN.

This will be the first time the President’s Travel Ban will be heard in a federal appeals court. This case is an appeal of the ruling by Maryland District Judge Theodore D. Chuang on March 16, 2017.

Today’s case, not to be confused with the appeals case State of Hawaii, et al. v. Trump pending in the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit, will only decide the fate of the section of the revised executive order barring visitors from Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. The Hawaii hearing scheduled for May 15 will hear arguments against both the travel ban and the refugee ban.

No matter the decision in today’s hearing as well as the May 15 hearing this case is almost certain to end up at the Supreme Court this fall.

The question this week and next is will the travel ban be enacted in the meantime or will refugees and other immigrants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen be allowed to arrive to the U.S.

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