Friday, February 3, 2017

Judge issues broad block against Trump's travel ban

Seattle jurist's sweeping order comes hours after Boston court seemed to bless president' s anti-terror immigration halt.

By Josh Gerstein, Politico
February 3, 2017

President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order suffered its most severe legal blow to date Friday, as a federal judge in Seattle blocked the impact of the directive nationwide.

U.S. District Court Judge James Robart ruled in favor of the attorneys general of Washington state and Minnesota on a lawsuit they brought seeking to overturn the order limiting travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

"The state has met its burden in demonstrating immediate and irreparable injury," Robart said, according to local press reports.[...]

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