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Public Advisory #3 – Argument Day Information for No. 17-2231(L), International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump

December 08, 2017
En Banc Panel:  
Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory
Judge Paul V. Niemeyer
Judge Diana Gribbon Motz
Judge William B. Traxler, Jr.
Judge Robert B. King
Judge Dennis W. Shedd
Judge G. Steven Agee
Judge Barbara Milano Keenan
Judge James A. Wynn, Jr
Judge Albert Diaz
Judge Henry F. Floyd
Judge Stephanie D. Thacker
Judge Pamela A. Harris
Counsel: For Appellants:
Hashim M. Mooppan
U.S. Department of Justice

For Appellees:
Cecillia D. Wang
American Civil Liberties Union
Date & Time: Oral argument will begin at 9:00 a.m. on December 8, 2017.  Each side is allowed 30 minutes of oral argument time. The court may sua sponte extend the allotted time during argument.
Location: Lewis F. Powell, Jr., U.S. Courthouse, 1000 East Main Street, Richmond VA.
Butzner En Banc Courtroom (Room 201) (Live) - a limited number of passes will be available for public seating.
Red Courtroom (Room 412) (Audio-Video Feed)
Security Screening: Photo identification is required. Do not bring restricted items, such as electronic devices, weapons, food, or beverages. See Electronic Device Policy. Allow sufficient time to pass through security. 
Live Audio:  
Live audio will begin at 9:00 a.m. at:  ​The MP3 audio file will be available approximately an hour after the argument concludes at:
Media representatives with reserved seating must check in at the Butzner En Banc Courtroom (Room 201) by 8:00 a.m. or your reserved seat will be subject to release.

Media representatives who have received advance permission from the court to bring equipment into the courthouse to access C-Span's shared feed must arrive in time to complete their set-up by 8:30 a.m. Media representatives may use their electronic equipment only for the purpose of airing the live audio feed; other uses are prohibited. Use of electronic devices in all courtrooms is prohibited.
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.
Case Information:
The district court opinion and order, and the briefs, appendix and orders filed in the case are available at