Thank you Michelle, and to the team, for doing this and keeping us
abreast.  Sam

On Mar 15, 2017 20:48, "Michelle Paulson" <mpaul...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I’m writing with a brief update; this afternoon, Judge Derrick K. Watson
> granted the temporary restraining order [1], blocking the executive order
> from enforcement nationwide. We are pleased with this result, and look
> forward to the next stages of the case, when the court will examine the
> order and its effects more thoroughly. We have updated the Foundation blog
> to reflect the hearing’s outcome [2].
>
> Best,
>
> Michelle Paulson
>
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13780#Hawaii
> [2]
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/03/15/amicus-brief-us-travel-restrictions/
>
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> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Michelle Paulson <mpaul...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
>
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Yesterday, the Wikimedia Foundation joined more than 50 other
> > organizations, including Electronic Arts, Pinterest, and Zendesk, in
> > signing an amicus brief[1] that was filed in State of Hawaii v. Trump,[2]
> > a challenge to the new immigration-related executive order issued in the
> > United States.[3] This order was issued following legal challenges to a
> > previous executive order that instituted restrictions on immigration and
> > travel based upon national origin.[4]
> >
> > The amicus brief was filed in support of an application for a temporary
> > restraining order,[5] which would prevent the executive order from going
> > into effect until legal challenges to its substance can be heard by a
> > court. It details how the order’s provisions would harm the operations of
> > the signatories, including the Wikimedia Foundation. As an organization
> > that collaborates across borders daily, with staff, contractors, and
> > members of the Wikimedia communities, these restrictions will hamper the
> > Foundation’s ability to work effectively in pursuit of our mission to
> make
> > free knowledge globally available.
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation continuously monitors events around the world
> > that may impact the Foundation’s ability to support the projects and
> > communities. When that capacity is threatened, as in the case of these
> > travel restrictions, we will take action to protect the future of the
> > projects, our mission, and our team's ability to serve both. This is not
> > about political ideology, it is about preservation. More about today’s
> > filing is available on the Wikimedia blog.[6]
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Michelle Paulson
> >
> > [1] https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/File:Tech_Amici_
> > Curiae_Brief,_Hawaii_v._Trump,_3.14.17.pdf
> >
> > [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13780#Hawaii
> >
> > [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13780
> >
> > [4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13769
> >
> > [5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injunction
> >
> > [6] https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/03/15/amicus-brief-us-
> > travel-restrictions/
> >
> > ==
> > Michelle Paulson
> > Interim General Counsel
> > Wikimedia Foundation
> > 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor
> > San Francisco, CA 94105
> > mpaul...@wikimedia.org
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> >
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> community
> > members, volunteers, or staff members in their personal capacity. For
> more
> > on what this means, please see our legal disclaimer
> > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Legal_Disclaimer>.*
> >
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