Ph.D. Student’s Lawsuit Against Trump Proves Successful

Back in January, SPA Ph.D. student Alan Kennedy-Shaffer, who is also an attorney, filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s travel ban on behalf of Zakaria Hagig, a Libyan man who is studying business at the Community College of Denver. A March 16, 2017, Washington Post story “The Libyan student who sued Trump — and won” states:

The revised version of Trump’s executive order was supposed to take effect Thursday — stripped of some of its worst excesses, but still sufficiently problematic for it to be blocked yet again by the federal courts. The credit for that goes to the many Americans who pushed back against the original ban, from the demonstrators who flooded into airports in support of those affected to the federal judges who issued formal challenges to Trump’s order. But the 24-year-old Hagig has also played his part — a particularly remarkable one, considering that he hails from Libya, one of the countries targeted by the ban.

Update on April 3, 2017:
The New York Times ran a front-page story “Meet the Everyday People Who Have Sued Trump. So Far, They’ve Won.” about this and other lawsuits on March 29, 2017.

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