“A federal judge in Seattle on Friday dealt a blow to President Trump’s executive order on travel and refugees, ordering a nationwide halt of enforcement of the controversial order.
The temporary restraining order by U.S. District Judge James Robart blocks the federal government from enforcing Mr. Trump’s travel ban as a lawsuit brought by the Washington state attorney general progresses through the court system.”
See Federal judge halts Donald Trump’s immigration orderWell! Good things do happen. A week ago Trump ordered huge violations of the Constitution of USA and today a court put the brakes on that. CBP (Customs And Border Protection) have announced to airlines that the order is no longer operational and that visas would be restored. Trump immediately announced he will appeal but unless he can obtain a stay in Washington state’s court of appeal the order is nullified for the time being.
The leg upon which Trump stands is that POTUS has the power to do anything to protect USA, however, it does have to be reasonable and at least one judge has ruled that it’s not. CNN reports 700K refugees have come from the 7 affected countries and not one terrorist attack has resulted. The order is far beyond reasonable. Trump should sooner ban lightning…
Of course, this is a temporary restraining order but it was only granted because the judge believed the attorney general of Washington was likely to be successful in getting a permanent order. That’s a high standard and might even be respected by the appellate court. Perhaps Trump won’t be able to suspend the stay pending appeal. It’s all good. It’s very likely that this matter will soon reach SCOTUS where the GOP has blocked the ninth justice from deciding the matter in many cases, and the result from Washington will stand by default. What goes around, comes around… Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Trump.
See also the Temporary Restraining Order