US Federal Judge James Robart, Suspends Trump’s Travel Ban
A United States federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide restraining order on Friday, the 3rd day of February, 2017 stopping President Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.
The Judge, James Robart, who was appointed by former President George Bush in 2003, ruled the executive order would be stopped nationwide, effective immediately.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson in a statement after the ruling said : “The Constitution prevailed today,”“No one is above the law — not even the President.”
“It’s our president’s duty to honor this ruling and I’ll make sure he does,”
The ruling, made at the request of Washington and Minnesota, is the broadest to date against Trump’s executive order.
Ferguson, a Democrat, filed the lawsuit three days after Trump signed the executive order. The suit argued that the travel ban targets Muslims and violates constitutional rights of immigrants and their families.