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Law & the Courts

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—November 26

President Donald Trump gives an address, January 8, 2021. (Donald J. Trump via Twitter/via Reuters)

2019In Doe v. Trump, federal district judge Michael H. Simon (District of Oregon) issues a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the Trump administration from implementing a presidential proclamation that restricts entry of immigrant visa applicants on the ground that they would burden the American health care system. A divided Ninth Circuit panel will reverse Simon’s ruling a year later.


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