At his eponymous blog, Lyle Denniston reports that a federal judge in Hawaii yesterday held that “the Administration is interpreting too narrowly the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision on who among foreign travelers and refugees are entitled to enter the country under President Trump’s March 6 executive order.” In The Washington Post, Samantha Schmidt reports that the judge ruled that “the federal government’s list of family relatives eligible to bypass the travel ban should be expanded to include grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts and other relatives” and “ordered exemptions for refugees who have been given formal assurance from agencies placing them in the United States.” Additional coverage comes from Brent Kendall in The Wall Street Journal.

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  • At The Hill, Lydia Wheeler reports that next term’s partisan-gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford, “could jeopardize voter maps across the country and help Democrats regain control of Congress.”

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