May 15th at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Save the date — it’s the Oral Arguments in Hawaii’s 9th Circuit:

17-15589 State of Hawaii v. Donald Trump – Appeal by the United States government of the district court’s preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of provisions of Executive Order No. 13,780. [1:17-cv-00050-DKW-KSC]

May 15th at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time

You can listen at the federal court site HERE, and CNN has been granted pool status to broadcast and distribute to other outlets.

Keep in mind that the Temporary Restraining Order was issued based on threshold that the Plaintiff’s would likely prevail on the merits, and conversely, that Trump would likely not prevail on the merits.  Here’s the Hawaii federal court order being appealed:

Judge Derrik Watson_Hawaii Federal District Court_06112723217_TRO

Read it before you watch the hearing — note the high threshold for a Restraining Order — and note the discussion of likelihood of winning on the merits.  This is important!

Also FYI, there was a request for a 9th Circuit en banc hearing which was not approved by the court.

Thus far in court, tRump’s been a loser — both of his Muslim ban Executive Orders, the Executive Order regarding fiduciary duty of financial planners, an Inspector General investigation of his pulling advertisements and outreach for Obamacare enrollment…  Let’s keep this trend going.

Here’s my earlier post about this case:



Wow!  Amazing!!!!   The 9th Circuit Court has tossed out the DOE’s designation of the National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors, and the DOE will now have to fully consult with states and do some serious environmental review:

TWS v DOE – 9th Circuit Opinion