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Initial En Banc Review Not the Only Unique Part of Fourth Circuit Hearing on Revised Travel Ban

As we discussed recently on this blog, the Fourth Circuit took the unusual step of ordering initial en banc review of President Trump’s revised federal travel ban.  But not only is the Court hearing the case en banc, it is also planning to allow the audio of the May 8 hearing to be broadcast in real time on C-SPAN.  This is, I believe, a first for the Fourth Circuit, which typically makes audio of its hearing available to the public the following day.  Meanwhile, the Ninth Circuit, which is also hearing a challenge to the revised travel ban on May 15 (although not by the en banc Court), will allow broadcast of live video of that hearing on C-SPAN.

–Patrick Kane

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