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Public Advisory – December 8, 2017, Oral Argument in No. 17-2231(L), International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

November 14, 2017

Case Information:  Cross-appeals from opinion and order granting preliminary injunction as to Section 2 of Presidential Proclamation 9645, with the exception of Sections 2(d) and 2(f) and individuals lacking a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. (D.MD. Oct. 17, 2017)

Argument Date & Time: Friday, December 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

Location:  Lewis F. Powell, Jr., United States Courthouse, 1000 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  For directions, parking, and entry information, see Visiting the Court.

Security Screening: Bring photo identification and allow sufficient time to pass through security screening.  Do not bring restricted items, such as electronic devices, weapons, food, or beverages.  See Electronic Device Policy.

Courtroom and Panel:  Argument will be heard in the Butzner En Banc Courtroom on the second floor (Room 201). The identity of the en banc panel will be released on the morning of argument.

Overflow Courtroom: An audio-video feed of the argument will be broadcast to the Red Courtroom on the fourth floor (Room 412).

Public Seating: Public seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Counsel Presenting Arguments:  
Appellants – Hashim M. Mooppan
Appellees – Cecillia D. Wang

Reserved Media Seating:  The deadline for reserved media seating is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. One representative from each news organization may request reserved seating on the Contact page of the court's Web site by selecting the Media Request category in the dropdown menu. Include your name, title, news organization, address, email address, and phone number with your request for media seating.  You must check in with media credentials at the courtroom by 8:00 a.m. on December 8, or your reserved seat will be subject to release.  Media representatives who are not on the reserved seating list may use public seating on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Press Conferences and Public Gatherings:  Press conferences, media interviews and other public gatherings must be conducted off the courthouse property and courthouse steps and must not impede public access to the courthouse.

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