International Refugee Assistance Project et al v. Trump et al

Filing 176

STATUS REPORT by Daniel Coats, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, John F. Kelly, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Rex W. Tillerson, Donald J. Trump(Garg, Arjun)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND SOUTHERN DIVISION ____________________________________ ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) DONALD TRUMP, in his official capacity ) as President of the United States, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ____________________________________) INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT, et al., No. 8:17-cv-00361-TDC STATUS REPORT Pursuant to the Court’s request during the March 21, 2017 status conference to be kept advised of material developments in litigation concerning Executive Order No. 13,780, Defendants submit this status report to inform the Court that the Fourth Circuit has today set an expedited schedule for Defendants’ appeal of this Court’s Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF Nos. 149, 150] preliminarily enjoining enforcement of Section 2(c) of the Executive Order. Under the Fourth Circuit’s schedule, briefing on Defendants-Appellants’ forthcoming motion in the Fourth Circuit to stay this Court’s preliminary injunction pending appeal will be complete by April 5, 2017. See Int’l Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Trump, et al., No. 171351 (4th Cir.), ECF No. 25. Briefing on the merits of the appeal of the preliminary injunction will be complete by April 21, 2017. See id. A Fourth Circuit panel will hear argument on May 8, 2017. See id. Defendants-Appellants had proposed to the Fourth Circuit a schedule under which briefing on both the stay motion and the merits would have been completed by April 5, 2017. See Int’l 1 Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Trump, et al., No. 17-1351 (4th Cir.), ECF No. 14. PlaintiffsAppellees opposed that expedition, seeking a schedule under which briefing on the merits of the appeal would not have been completed until May 17, 2017. See Int’l Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Trump, et al., No. 17-1351 (4th Cir.), ECF No. 22. In all events, pursuant to the Fourth Circuit’s schedule, Defendants-Appellants intend to file both their stay motion and opening merits brief tomorrow, March 24. Dated: March 23, 2017 Respectfully submitted, CHAD A. READLER Acting Assistant Attorney General ROD J. ROSENSTEIN United States Attorney JENNIFER D. RICKETTS Director, Federal Programs Branch JOHN R. TYLER Assistant Director, Federal Programs Branch /s/ Arjun Garg ARJUN GARG (Bar No. 806537) MICHELLE R. BENNETT (Bar No. 806456) DANIEL SCHWEI (Bar No. 96100) BRAD P. ROSENBERG Trial Attorneys United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20530 Tel: (202) 305-8613 Fax: (202) 616-8470 E-mail: Attorneys for Defendants 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on March 23, 2017, I electronically filed the foregoing Status Report using the Court’s CM/ECF system, causing a notice of filing to be served upon all counsel of record. /s/ Arjun Garg ARJUN GARG

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