Saturday, March 11, 2017

Federal judge refuses to apply previous travel ban stay to Trump's new order

The Hill reports:
A U.S. federal court on on Friday refused to apply the emergency stay that halted President Trump's first travel ban to his revised executive order, Reuters reported.

Seattle U.S. District Court Judge James Robart, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2003, said lawyers from the states that opposed the measure needed to file more extensive court papers.

A group of states, led by Washington and Minnesota, successfully challenged Trump's January executive order on immigration, and Robart issued a temporary restraining order to halt the policy nationwide as lawsuits proceed. Robart's decision was upheld by a federal appeals court.

This week, the Trump administration put forth a revised executive order that will temporarily stop citizens from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.