Sunday, February 5, 2017

Muslim Ban Stay Continues--and So Do the Protests

Setback for Trump: Appeals court won't put travel ban back yet

By Laura Jarrett, CNN
February 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)A federal appeals court early Sunday morning denied the US government's emergency request to resume President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked for both sides to file legal briefs before the court makes its final decision after a federal judge halted the program on Friday.
What this means is that the ruling by US District Court Judge James Robart, who suspended the ban, will remain in place--for now.[...]

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Protests erupt globally over Trump actions for third Saturday in a row

By Trevor Hughes, USA Today
February 4, 2017

DENVER — Tens of thousands of protesters again took to streets across the country and around the world Saturday to criticize President Trump’s executive orders, cabinet picks and overall agenda.

Some of the biggest protests took place in New York City and Washington, D.C., with large rallies planned in San Francisco and Los Angles later in the day.

Organizing under the social media hashtag #NoBanNoWall, protesters said they wanted to again demonstrate their commitment to protecting vulnerable communities.[...]

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