Category Archives: The iBau Blog

International Rescue Committee v. Trump: 4th Circuit Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against Revised Muslim Immigration, Refugee, and Travel Ban

In a 10-3 decision, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a federal district court’s preliminary injunction against implementation of President Donald Trump’s second attempt to ban Muslim immigrants, refugees, and visitors from the U.S. (Executive Order 13780).  In … Continue reading

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ACT TODAY: Send Comments to Office of Management and Budget Supporting Disaggregated Race and Ethnicity Data

This coming Sunday April 30 is the deadline for submitting comments to the Office of Management and Budget in support of its proposed changes to the federal classifications of race and ethnicity data that include additional disaggregation of each race … Continue reading

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County of Santa Clara and City and County of San Francisco v. Donald Trump: Preliminary Injunction Against Defunding of Sanctuary Cities

Here is the preliminary injunction issued today, April 25, 2017, by U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick against the section of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13786 that threatened to withhold federal funding from “sanctuary jurisdictions”. This was one of the … Continue reading

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State of Hawaii v. Trump: Preliminary Injunction Against Revised Muslim Immigration, Refugee, and Travel Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson has converted his nationwide temporary restraining order against the implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning immigration, refugees, and travel from Muslim-majority countries into an indefinite nationwide preliminary injunction. Judge Watson notes: … Continue reading

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International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump: Preliminary Injunction Against Revised Muslim Immigration, Refugee, and Travel Ban

Here is the opinion issued today by U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang explaining his injunction against President Donald Trump’s revised Muslim immigration, refugee, and travel ban. Among his findings, Judge Chuang concludes that the revised executive order still has an impermissible … Continue reading

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State of Hawaii v. Trump: Temporary Restraining Order Against Revised Muslim Immigration, Refugee, and Travel Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson has issued a nationwide temporary restraining order against the implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning immigration, refugees, and travel from Muslim-majority countries. The court found: “Because a reasonable, objective observer—enlightened by … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Richard Bresser Named as President/CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has named Richard Bresser, MD, as its next President/CEO. Dr. Bresser currently is the chief health and medical editor for ABC News and a former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Among … Continue reading

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Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured: Medicaid Per Enrollee Spending

This 2015 issue brief from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured reports on the wide variation in per enrollee spending in the Medicaid program among all the states. Although the current Medicaid program establishes a federal minimum for … Continue reading

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What a Trump Presidency (and Republican Senate and House) Means for the Future of the Affordable Care Act

With the stunning victory of Donald Trump in Tuesday’s presidential election, everyone is wondering how the President-elect and the Republican Party will implement the campaign promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on “Day One” of a Trump … Continue reading

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Why We Will Keeping Dancing

Over 26 years ago, I went to a gay club for the first time. I had just turned 30, finally coming out as a gay man to my closest friends, my family, and at work. The first few times I … Continue reading

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