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Michelle Paulson
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/

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Michelle Paulson
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/

==
Michelle Paulson
Interim General Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
[hidden email]
415.839.6885 ext. 6608 (Office)
415.882.0495 (Fax)

*NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation and for legal/ethical
reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, 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>.*

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Michelle Paulson <[hidden email]>
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
> [hidden email]
> 415.839.6885 ext. 6608 <(415)%20839-6885> (Office)
> 415.882.0495 <(415)%20882-0495> (Fax)
>
> *NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
> have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
> mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation and for legal/ethical
> reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, 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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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation supports legal challenge to new travel-related executive order

Newyorkbrad (Wikipedia)
Also of interest for those following these cases, today a majority of
the Ninth Circuit voted against an en banc rehearing regarding the
stay order in the State of Washington case.  The order and concurring
and dissenting opinions can be found at
http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/general/2017/03/15/17-35105%20en%20banc.pdf

Newyorkbrad/IBM


On 3/15/17, Michelle Paulson <[hidden email]> 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/
>
> ==
> Michelle Paulson
> Interim General Counsel
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor
> San Francisco, CA 94105
> [hidden email]
> 415.839.6885 ext. 6608 (Office)
> 415.882.0495 (Fax)
>
> *NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
> have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
> mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation and for legal/ethical
> reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, 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>.*
>
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Michelle Paulson <[hidden email]>
> 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
>> [hidden email]
>> 415.839.6885 ext. 6608 <(415)%20839-6885> (Office)
>> 415.882.0495 <(415)%20882-0495> (Fax)
>>
>> *NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
>> have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
>> mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation and for legal/ethical
>> reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for,
>> 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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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation supports legal challenge to new travel-related executive order

Rogol Domedonfors
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Michelle

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 4:11 PM, you wrote:

> [...]
>
> 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.
>

There are many things happening in the world which may threaten the
capacity of the Foundation to support its projects and communities.  Could
you point us to a brief explanation of the criteria which you use to decide
which of those things you choose to spend the donors' money on, please?

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

On Mar 15, 2017 20:48, "Michelle Paulson" <[hidden email]> 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/
>
> ==
> Michelle Paulson
> Interim General Counsel
> Wikimedia Foundation
> 149 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor
> San Francisco, CA 94105
> [hidden email]
> 415.839.6885 ext. 6608 (Office)
> 415.882.0495 (Fax)
>
> *NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
> have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
> mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation and for legal/ethical
> reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, 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>.*
>
> On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 9:11 AM, Michelle Paulson <[hidden email]>
> 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
> > [hidden email]
> > 415.839.6885 ext. 6608 <(415)%20839-6885> (Office)
> > 415.882.0495 <(415)%20882-0495> (Fax)
> >
> > *NOTICE: This message may be confidential or legally privileged. If you
> > have received it by accident, please delete it and let us know about the
> > mistake. As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation and for
> legal/ethical
> > reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for,
> 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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