- 9:23 am Sunday, February 5th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
The legal battle over President Trump’s immigration order rumbled into Super Bowl Sunday, as Justice Department lawyers overnight urged a federal appeals court to lift a stay issued by a federal judge against the Trump order, arguing the President clearly has the authority to “suspend the entry of any class of aliens” into the United States.
“The injunction immediately harms the public by thwarting enforcement of an Executive Order issued by the President, based on his national security judgment,” reads part of the federal petition.
- 7:03 pm Saturday, February 4th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
With President Trump’s immigration order on hold, the U.S. Justice Department filed notice Saturday evening of a formal appeal of a judge’s temporary restraining order, as the President repeatedly and publicly grumbled about the legal setback.
The official notice of appeal was a bare bones legal document filed by the Trump Administration, as this legal fight will now shift to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – an appellate court with a long legal history that shades to the liberal side.
No date has yet been set for legal arguments on the matter.
The filing came after a number of public complaints from [More]
- 8:37 am Saturday, February 4th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
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Frustrated by a legal setback for his effort to slow refugee admissions and travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries, President Trump went on Twitter Saturday morning to blast a federal judge in Washington State who issued a temporary restraining order against Mr. Trump’s recent immigration order, labeling the ruling “ridiculous.”
“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” the President said on Twitter.
The President made his comments from his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida, where he is spending the weekend.
It was the second broadside by the Trump Administration against Judge James [More]
- 8:26 pm Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
In a legal setback for the Trump Administration, a federal judge in Washington State issued a temporary restraining order against President Trump’s immigration order, putting the entire program on hold, as the legal fight intensified against the President’s efforts to temporarily keep both refugees and citizens of se