Adams v. Vance

In Adams v. Vance, 187 U.S.App.D.C. 41, 570 F.2d 950 (1978), the Court of Appeals held that it had jurisdiction over an appeal from a grant of a temporary restraining order because the order in question "did not merely preserve the status quo pending further proceedings, but commanded an unprecedented action irreversibly altering" a delicate balance involving the foreign relations of the United States. Id., at 44, 570 F.2d, at 953.