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Judge James Robart Halts Trump Order: “No One Is Above The Law”

Federal Judge James Robart, who it seems is actually just a really good guy, put a halt to the executive order signed by Trump banning refugees, and also opined that the state (Washington and Minnesota brought the lawsuit) would likely prevail on its claim that the order is unconstitutional.

Of course, Twitler-in-chief, was besides himself and tweeted something dumb about overturning the “so-called” judge’s ruling.

Update, 9:52 p.m.: CNN is reporting that Customs and Border Protection is reinstating revoked visas for travelers affected by the ban, indicating that the executive order is no longer in effect.

On Friday night, in the most stinging and widespread rebuke to the new administration so far, a federal judge in Seattle ordered a nationwide stay on President Trump’s week-old executive order barring travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S., Reuters reported.

Unlike the judicial orders already in place, the order entered by Judge James Robart (a George W. Bush appointee, in case you’re keeping score) went to the heart of the executive order, requiring that the travel restrictions be stayed immediately. Federal officers are barred from enforcing the parts of the ban that target immigrants from those seven countries and refugees, and that grant exemptions to refugees on the basis of their religion.

via. Slate

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  • Joey Sanders

    But it took years to strike down portions of the Patriot Act and Guantanamo Bay is still open. It just goes to show you that the courts are helpless or helpful when they want to be.

  • Raad

    He was appointed by Bush, so Trump has no excuse

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    Don’t know him but seems like a very righteous dude and what I do know is he knows the law.

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