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Case: 17-35105, 02/09/2017, ID: 10310971, DktEntry: 134, Page 2 of 29



August E. Flentje (argued), Special Counsel to the Assistant
Attorney General; Douglas N. Letter, Sharon Swingle, H.
Thomas Byron, Lowell V. Sturgill Jr., and Catherine Dorsey,
Attorneys, Appellate Staff; Chad A. Readler, Acting
Assistant Attorney General; Noel J. Francisco, Acting
Solicitor General; Civil Division, United States Department
of Justice, Washington, D.C., for Defendants-Appellants.
Noah G. Purcell (argued), Solicitor General; Marsha Chien
and Patricio A. Marquez, Assistant Attorneys General;
Colleen M. Melody, Civil Rights Unit Chief; Anne E.
Egeler, Deputy Solicitor General; Robert W. Ferguson,
Attorney General; Attorney General’s Office, Seattle,
Washington; for Plaintiff-Appellee State of Washington.
Jacob Campion, Assistant Attorney General; Alan I. Gilbert,
Solicitor General; Lori Swanson, Attorney General; Office
of the Attorney General, St. Paul, Minnesota; for PlaintiffAppellee State of Minnesota.

At issue in this emergency proceeding is Executive
Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist
Entry Into the United States,” which, among other changes
to immigration policies and procedures, bans for 90 days the
entry into the United States of individuals from seven
countries. Two States challenged the Executive Order as
unconstitutional and violative of federal law, and a federal
district court preliminarily ruled in their favor and