The Volokh Conspiracy
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Over at the Just Security blog, law professor Steve Vladeck has a useful post summarizing what happened in the five legal challenges filed over the weekend against the application of the Trump administration's new executive order on refugees. As Vladeck notes, these cases were primarily focused on providing swift relief for travelers affected by the executive order. Broader lawsuits, challenging the lawfulness of the executive order in its entirety, are likely to be filed as early as Monday.
Also at Lawfare, Paul Rosenzweig has posted a primer on refugee law.
Meanwhile, Zoe Tillman reports that there was some modicum of review at the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.
The president himself has a statement on his Facebook page. (Is this new normal?)
Finally, don't miss Joby Warrick's article on how foreign jihadists have responded to the order.