The U.S. Supreme Court today granted a complete stay of the preliminary injunction that a Hawaii federal district court had issued against President Trump’s third travel ban. The 9th Circuit had lifted the ban in part. (See prior posting.) But today’s order (full text) in Trump v. Hawaii (Sup. Ct., Dec. 4, 2017) stays the injunction completely while the case is being appealed to the 9th Circuit and then to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court noted that the 9th Circuit is handling the appeal on an expedited basis. Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor indicated that they would have denied the stay application. Washington Post reports on today’s ruling by the Supreme Court. [corrected]UPDATE: Later today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a similar stay while appeals are pending of a preliminary injunction against the third travel ban that has been issued by a Maryland federal district court. (See prior posting.) Today’s order (full text) comes in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, (Sup. Ct., Dec. 4, 2017). Again Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor disagreed with the majority.