Seattle Judge Refuses To Slow Case Against President's Executive Order

Donald Trump is considering other alternatives including changes to his executive order

Donald Trump is considering other alternatives including changes to his executive order

President Donald Trump said he'll issue a new order limiting immigration to the USA next week that will be "tailored" to a ruling by an Appeals Court that halted his temporary ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

And unlike the original executive order - which was rolled out in a fashion even the speaker of the House called confusion - the White House says it will have a comprehensive plan in place to communicate exactly what the new order would do.

The Democrats vowed to stop Trump from issuing orders that are aimed to subvert the values of the American people, the New York Times reported.

"This ruling shuts down the (president's) executive order immediately - shuts it down - so people can travel like they did before", said Bob Ferguson, Washington attorney general, according to Fox News.

"We will win that battle", he said.

Robart's ruling is another blow to the Trump administration and its case that the ban, which suspends the nation's refugee program and travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, is necessary for national security. However, the administration has remained vigilant in supporting the executive order amid statements by federal judges that the order is unconstitutional. Got a bad decision.

Under the United States system of checks and balances, courts can declare laws, or acts by the president, unconstitutional. Again, may be wrong.

"I don't have a scintilla of evidence that counters this argument", Brinkema said, directing her remarks to government lawyers. We're going to keep going with that decision. These countries include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen; the Executive Order provides for the possible addition of other countries at a later date.

Lee Gelernt, the deputy director of the ACLU's national Immigrants' Rights Project who is involved in another legal challenge to Trump's order in federal court in NY, said it was hard to assess a new order without seeing it, "but I think any type of ban is going to be legally problematic, and I also don't think that the taint of religious discrimination is going to go away". He referred to the federal district judge who initially granted the temporary injunction against his executive order as a "so-called judge" on Twitter. We had a very smooth rollout of the travel ban.

Very, very strongly. But we need help. "We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand-new order". He added, "extreme vetting will be put in place and already is in place in many places".

He also twice cited a misleading statistic about the ninth circuit's rate of having its rulings overturned, saying, "I've heard 80%". "That circuit is in chaos, and that circuit is frankly in turmoil", he said of the country's largest appeals court.

"We are appealing that and we are going further", he said.

The Justice Department said that given the upcoming replacement, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals should not reconsider an earlier ruling that suspended Trump's January 27 order. In the separate federal ruling in Seattle that night, a different federal judge put the ban on hold nationwide; it is that judge's decision that the White House has challenged.

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