CQ Roll Call Quotes Pratik Shah on Appeal Options for Travel Ban Executive Order

CQ Roll Call has quoted Pratik Shah, co-head of Akin Gump’s Supreme Court and appellate practice, in the article “Travel Ban Case Presents Timing Troubles for Supreme Court.” The article, which reports on the Trump administration’s legal efforts to implement its revised travel ban, says the Supreme Court’s summer break could complicate the situation.

The Supreme Court could agree to lift a lower court injunction blocking the travel ban, the article notes, but the justices have finished hearing cases for the current term. Under the Court’s normal case schedule, oral arguments could not be held until October, at the earliest.

On the other hand, the Court could speed up its typical briefing schedule or even hold a special sitting over the summer, which would not be unprecedented. The Justice Department, the article points out, has argued that quick action is needed for President Trump to exercise his duty to protect the country from terrorism.

A more likely outcome would be to have some expedited briefing schedule and schedule arguments on the first available spot in October, said Shah, who filed a brief in the case on behalf of civil rights groups. (Click here to read more.) “That would be easy to do,” he added.