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maryland to join washington state lawsuit against trump travel ban


maryland will join new york, oregon, massachusetts and minnesota in the suit, which contends that both of trump’s temporary travel bans for people from certain predominantly muslim countries are unconstitutional.baltimore — maryland’s attorney general says he plans to use newfound power to sue the federal government by joining a washington state lawsuit trying to upend president donald trump’s new travel ban.the general assembly granted brian e. frosh, a democrat, sweeping authority last month to file lawsuits against the trump administration without first securing republican gov. larry hogan’s approval. when frosh joins washington’s lawsuit on monday, he will use that power for the first time.maryland will join new york, oregon, massachusetts and minnesota in the suit, which contends that






oregon joins suit against president trump's travel ban


salem, ore. — oregon asked a federal court late wednesday to join a lawsuit filed by washington state against an immigration ban imposed by president donald trump.attorney general ellen rosenblum said in the motion that oregon also needs protection from the ban on immigrants from seven predominantly muslim countries, which she said would harm oregon's businesses, residents, universities, health care and economy.the lawsuit filed by washington attorney general bob ferguson on jan. 30 resulted in a judge suspending trump's temporary ban. minnesota previously joined the lawsuit.rosenblum wrote in the motion filed in u.s. district court for the western district of washington that if washington and minnesota prevail, the court might craft a limited remedy instead of a nationwide injunction, whi






european leaders oppose trump travel ban; far right applauds


trump travel ban protestseugene garcia / eparosalie gurna, 9, joins hundreds of protesters denouncing the travel ban from muslim-majority countries enacted by president trump outside of the international terminal at los angeles international airport in los angeles, california on jan. 28, 2017.rosalie gurna, 9, joins hundreds of protesters denouncing the travel ban from muslim-majority countries enacted by president trump outside of the international terminal at los angeles international airport in los angeles, california on jan. 28, 2017. (eugene garcia / epa)






legal challenges to trump's travel ban mount from us states


seattle — legal challenges against president donald trump's revised travel ban mounted thursday as washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order and a judge granted oregon's request to join the case.the events happened a day after hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and washington state attorney general bob ferguson said new york state also asked to join his state's legal effort. massachusetts attorney general maura healey said the state is joining fellow states in challenging the revised travel ban.washington was the first state to sue over the original ban, which resulted in judge james robart in seattle halting its implementation around the country. ferguson said the state would ask robart to rule that his temporary restraining order against the first ban ap






gavin newsom joins travel ban protesters at sfo


as hundreds of outraged protesters descended on sfo last week to protest president donald trump‘s travel ban on refugees, they were joined by lt. gov. gavin newsom.newsom, dressed in a dark suit and fresh out of a chinese new year event in san francisco, said he didn’t go to the airport as lieutenant governor, but as someone who felt “sick to my stomach” about the travel ban.“i e here as a guy who just couldn’t handle my twitter account,” he said to reporters. “i had to get down here. i have to look my kids in the eye and say i met this moment and i didn’t take it for granted.”newsom, who is running for governor in 2018, spent about an hour in the crowd talking to protesters following a meeting with airport officials. while some screamed at newsom, challenging him to take immediate action,






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washington state atty. gen. bob ferguson said thursday that the state would take president trump to court to block enforcement of of his new, revamped travel order pausing refugee resettlement and travel from six majority-muslim countries.washington state's lawsuit against the first travel ban led a seattle federal court judge to order a national halt to the executive order, which had caused chaos at airports around the country and led to the cancelation of 60,000 travel visas.at a news conference thursday, ferguson said he would file a motion asking the judge in the case, james robart, to apply the restraining order against the old travel ban to the new one.ferguson said the state's challenges to the new travel ban remain largely the same as the first one, which it said was discriminatory






judge gives extension to trump lawyers in travel ban suit


president donald trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the white house has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold.the first order was met by legal challenges, confusion at airports and mass protests.... (eric tucker, sudhin thanawala)






toronto school board ends all new us trips for students


image copyrightchristopher furlongimage caption canada's largest school board will no longer book us trips for its students. canada's largest school board is cancelling new school trips to the united states until further notice. the toronto district school board announced the decision citing "uncertainty" with regards to who may be affected by us president donald's trump's latest travel restrictions. twenty-five already scheduled trips will go ahead as planned. the school board joins the girl guides of canada and a few other schools in temporarily halting travel to the us. in a statement released on thursday, director of education john malloy said that the district school board was faced with "a difficult choice", with the president trump's latest travel restrictions facing an uncertain fu






trump pauses theatrics as court fight looms on travel ban 2.0


under the radar“see you in court,” president donald trump tweet-shouted on feb. 9 after the ninth circuit u.s. court of appeals refused to reinstate his first travel ban.most popularbut legal minds persuaded trump to pirouette away from a supreme court showdown and go back to the drawing board to come up with a narrowed plan with a better shot of withstanding constitutional scrutiny. sign up heresign up for the 1600the attorneys general of at least six states say it still goes too far and will see the trump administration’s lawyers in court.washington state ag bob ferguson said his office is asking a federal judge in seattle to rule that an existing injunction against trump’s earlier ban order applies to parallel portions of the president’s new directive, which he signed monday. new york,






virginia federal judge rules in favor of trump's travel ban


unlike two other federal judges before him, a judge in virginia on friday ruled in favor of president trump's travel ban in a case brought by muslims who said the president's order illegally discriminated against their religion by restricting travel from six majority-muslim countries.u.s. district judge anthony trenga of the eastern district court of virginia in alexandria wrote that the plaintiffs, the council on american-islamic relations and other muslim community leaders from across the country, probably would not to prevail in their suit. trenga said the travel ban likely "falls within the bounds" of trump's authority as president, and he rejected a request to halt the travel ban.trenga's ruling doesn't have an immediate effect on the ban, which was put on hold by federal judges in ha






trump's travel ban challenged by washington and hawaii | news


several us states have said they will move forward with legal challenges to president donald trump's revised executive order that targets citizens of six muslim-majority countries and refugees.washington state, which was the first to sue over trump's initial travel ban that created chaos worldwide and was eventually blocked, argued that the revised order violates the constitution "by disfavouring islam".bob ferguson, the state's attorney general, said a motion by his office calls on an existing injunction against the travel ban issued in january to be applied to the new directive."my message to president trump is - not so fast," ferguson said. "after spending more than a month to fix a broken order that he rushed out the door, the president's new order reinstates several of the same provis






washington joins fight to block travel ban


washington attorney general bob ferguson, who sued successfully to block president donald trump's first travel ban, said thursday that he'll ask a federal judge to affirm that the suspension of the initial ban applies to the new one.ferguson said trump's new executive order imposes many of the same economic and other harms as the first one in late january, even though it is different in important ways. he said a federal judge, not the administration, should decide whether the original freeze should remain in place. "the court decides that," ferguson said, "not the president."ferguson, a democrat, said he will make his request to u.s. district judge james robart, the judge in washington state who first suspended trump's ban nationwide. after robart imposed the freeze, trump lashed out on tw






more states join hawaii's challenge of new trump travel ban


closeskip in skipxembedxshare legal challenges against president donald trump's revised travel ban mounted thursday as washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order. (march 9) appresident trump during a joint new conference with the japanese prime minister in the east room of the white house on feb. 10, 2017.(photo: carolyn kaster, ap) 13369 connectlinkedinemailmoremassachusetts, oregon, new york and washington state declared thursday that they will follow hawaii in challenging president trump's revised travel order, saying the latest executive directive still amounts to an unconstitutional ban on muslims.the latest legal dominoes began falling thursday after washington state attorney general bob ferguson, who successfully sued to block trump's first travel






more states join hawaii's challenge of new trump travel ban


closeskip in skipxembedxshare legal challenges against president donald trump's revised travel ban mounted thursday as washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order. (march 9) appresident trump during a joint new conference with the japanese prime minister in the east room of the white house on feb. 10, 2017.(photo: carolyn kaster, ap) 13192 connectlinkedinemailmoremassachusetts, oregon, new york and washington state declared thursday that they will follow hawaii in challenging president trump's revised travel order, saying the latest executive directive still amounts to an unconstitutional ban on muslims.the latest legal dominoes began falling thursday after washington state attorney general bob ferguson, who successfully sued to block trump's first travel






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washington state atty. gen. bob ferguson said thursday that the state would take president trump to court to block enforcement of of his new, revamped travel order pausing refugee resettlement and travel from six majority-muslim countries.washington state's lawsuit against the first travel ban led a seattle federal court judge to order a national halt to the executive order, which had caused chaos at airports around the country and led to the cancelation of 60,000 travel visas.at a news conference thursday, ferguson said he would file a motion asking the judge in the case, james robart, to apply the restraining order against the old travel ban to the new one.ferguson said the state's challenges to the new travel ban remain largely the same as the first one, which it said was discriminatory






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washington state atty. gen. bob ferguson said thursday that the state would take president trump to court to block enforcement of of his new, revamped travel order pausing refugee resettlement and travel from six majority-muslim countries.washington state's lawsuit against the first travel ban led a seattle federal court judge to order a national halt to the executive order, which had caused chaos at airports around the country and led to the cancelation of 60,000 travel visas.at a news conference thursday, ferguson said he would file a motion asking the judge in the case, james robart, to apply the restraining order against the old travel ban to the new one.ferguson said the state's challenges to the new travel ban remain largely the same as the first one, which it said was discriminatory






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washington state atty. gen. bob ferguson said thursday that the state would take president trump to court to block enforcement of of his new, revamped travel order pausing refugee resettlement and travel from six majority-muslim countries.washington state's lawsuit against the first travel ban led a seattle federal court judge to order a national halt to the executive order, which had caused chaos at airports around the country and led to the cancelation of 60,000 travel visas.at a news conference thursday, ferguson said he would file a motion asking the judge in the case, james robart, to apply the restraining order against the old travel ban to the new one.ferguson said the state's challenges to the new travel ban remain largely the same as the first one, which it said was discriminatory






calif. joins states suing to stop trump's revised travel ban as pressure mounts


seattle -- more than a half-dozen states trying to block president trump’s revised travel ban moved forward monday with a pair of lawsuits while the government asked that the order be allowed to take effect this week.washington state attorney general bob ferguson, joined in his lawsuit by heavily democratic california, maryland, massachusetts, new york and oregon, asked for a hearing with a federal judge in seattle before the administration plans to implement the ban thursday on new visas for people from six predominantly muslim nations.the revised executive order will ban travelers from six countries.  cbs news a hearing in a separate lawsuit by hawaii already has been scheduled for wednesday.ferguson said the revised ban is still unconstitutional and harms residents, universities and bus






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washington state atty. gen. bob ferguson said thursday that the state would take president trump to court to block enforcement of of his new, revamped travel order pausing refugee resettlement and travel from six majority-muslim countries.washington state's lawsuit against the first travel ban led a seattle federal court judge to order a national halt to the executive order, which had caused chaos at airports around the country and led to the cancelation of 60,000 travel visas.at a news conference thursday, ferguson said he would file a motion asking the judge in the case, james robart, to apply the restraining order against the old travel ban to the new one.ferguson said the state's challenges to the new travel ban remain largely the same as the first one, which it said was discriminatory






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washington state atty. gen. bob ferguson said thursday that the state would take president trump to court to block enforcement of of his new, revamped travel order pausing refugee resettlement and travel from six majority-muslim countries.washington state's lawsuit against the first travel ban led a seattle federal court judge to order a national halt to the executive order, which had caused chaos at airports around the country and led to the cancelation of 60,000 travel visas.at a news conference thursday, ferguson said he would file a motion asking the judge in the case, james robart, to apply the restraining order against the old travel ban to the new one.ferguson said the state's challenges to the new travel ban remain largely the same as the first one, which it said was discriminatory






legal challenges to trump's travel ban mount from us states


seattle — legal challenges against president donald trump's revised travel ban mounted thursday as washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order and a judge granted oregon's request to join the case.the events happened a day after hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and washington state attorney general bob ferguson said new york state also asked to join his state's legal effort. massachusetts attorney general maura healey said the state is joining fellow states in challenging the revised travel ban.washington was the first state to sue over the original ban, which resulted in judge james robart in seattle halting its implementation around the country. ferguson said the state would ask robart to rule that his temporary restraining order against the first ban ap






legal challenges to trump's revised travel ban mount in additional states


legal challenges against president donald trump's revised travel ban mounted thursday as washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order and a judge granted oregon's request to join the case.the events happened a day after hawaii launched its own lawsuit, and washington state attorney general bob ferguson said new york state also asked to join his state's legal effort. massachusetts attorney general maura healey said the state is joining fellow states in challenging the revised travel ban.washington was the first state to sue over the original ban, which resulted in judge james robart in seattle halting its implementation around the country. ferguson said the state would ask robart to rule that his temporary restraining order against the first ban applies to t






hawaii says it will sue over trump's new travel ban


the state of hawaii said in a court filing tuesday that it intended to file a legal challenge to president's trump's revamped executive order pausing refugee resettlement and immigration from six majority-muslim countries. in a court filing in the state, hawaii atty. gen. douglas chin asks the court to approve a swift briefing schedule on the state's intended request for a temporary restraining order blocking the new travel ban before it takes effect on march 16. the state said it would file a new complaint to supplement its initial challenge to an earlier, more comprehensive travel ban issued by the trump administration in january. the intent of both travel orders, trump administration officials say, is to screen out visitors from countries affected by terrorism until more stringent vetti






hawaii says it will sue over trump's new travel ban


the state of hawaii said in a court filing tuesday that it intends to file a legal challenge to president's trump's revamped executive order pausing refugee resettlement and immigration from six majority-muslim countries. in a court filing in the state, hawaii atty. gen. douglas chin asks the court to approve a swift briefing schedule on the state's intended request for a temporary restraining order blocking the new travel ban before it takes effect on march 16. the state said it would file a new complaint to supplement its initial challenge to an earlier, more comprehensive travel ban issued by the trump administration in january. the intent of both travel orders, trump administration officials say, is to screen out visitors from countries affected by terrorism until more stringent vettin






trump travel ban: us states launch legal challenges


image copyrightapimage caption ismail issack embraces his children at jfk airport in new york after the travel ban delayed their reunion several us states have launched legal challenges against president donald trump's revised travel ban. mr trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly muslim countries on monday.new york maintains the new directive is a ban on muslims while washington says it is harmful to the state. oregon and massachusetts later also joined.the ban begins on 16 march, with the white house saying it is "very confident" of winning in court.mr trump's original order was more expansive but it was defeated after a legal challenge initially mounted by washington and minnesota.lawyers for those states say their original complaint applies to the






seattle judge temporarily blocks trump's immigration order nationwide


a federal judge in seattle has temporarily blocked president trump's order to halt immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries. u.s. district judge james robart issued a temporary restraining order against the president's immigration restrictions on friday, and signaled that the order applies to cases across the country. the suit was filed by the state of washington and joined by minnesota. the judge in his ruling did not address the state's claim that the immigration ban is unconstitutional, though  robart suggested that the case against the ban was likely to succeed. the court order said enforcement of the executive order signed by president trump last week must be suspended until the judge can make a final decision. “the constitution prevailed today,” washington attorney






virginia federal judge rules in favor of trump's travel ban


unlike federal judges before him, a judge in virginia on friday ruled in favor of president trump’s revised travel ban in a case brought by muslims who said the president’s executive order illegally discriminated against their religion by restricting travel from six majority-muslim countries.u.s. district judge anthony trenga of the eastern district court of virginia in alexandria wrote that the plaintiffs, the council on american-islamic relations and other muslim community leaders from across the country, probably would not prevail in their suit.trenga said the travel ban likely “falls within the bounds” of trump’s authority as president, and he rejected a request to halt the order.trenga’s ruling doesn’t have an immediate effect on the ban, which was put on hold by federal judges in haw






capturing the unseen: sam forencich's invisible oregon: digital photography revi


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what to expect today in the legal fight over president trump's order to block all refugees from around the world and immigrants from seven predominantly muslim countries: there has been a flurry of lawsuits as the appeals court decides whether trump's immigration ban will be enforced. it currently is not. the law backs a president's power on immigration. here's where the travel ban differs. homeland security secretary: the chaotic rollout of trump's travel ban is "all on me." trump vows to keep fighting for 'common sense' travel ban the most important lawsuits to watch read trump's executive order and legal filings for and against the travel ban






more us states challenge trump travel ban


image copyrightapimage caption ismail issack embraces his children at jfk airport in new york after the travel ban delayed their reunion three us states have joined hawaii in a legal challenge against president donald trump's revised travel ban. mr trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly muslim countries on monday.new york maintains the new directive is a ban on muslims while washington says it is harmful to the state. oregon and massachusetts later also joined.the ban begins on 16 march, with the white house saying it is "very confident" of winning in court.mr trump's original order was more expansive but it was defeated after a legal challenge initially mounted by washington and minnesota.what states this time and why? oregon - said the order hurts






more us states challenge trump travel ban


image copyrightapimage caption ismail issack embraces his children at jfk airport in new york after the travel ban delayed their reunion three us states have joined hawaii in a legal challenge against president donald trump's revised travel ban. mr trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly muslim countries on monday.new york maintains the new directive is a ban on muslims while washington says it is harmful to the state. oregon and massachusetts later also joined.the ban begins on 16 march, with the white house saying it is "very confident" of winning in court.mr trump's original order was more expansive but it was defeated after a legal challenge initially mounted by washington and minnesota.what states this time and why? oregon - said the order hurts






more us states challenge trump travel ban


image copyrightapimage caption ismail issack embraces his children at jfk airport in new york after the travel ban delayed their reunion three us states have joined hawaii in a legal challenge against president donald trump's revised travel ban. mr trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly muslim countries on monday.new york maintains the new directive is a ban on muslims while washington contends it is harmful to the state. massachusetts later joined them.minnesota and oregon are reportedly also filing lawsuits seeking to block the ban, which begins on 16 march. the white house has said it is "very confident" the ban will win in court.the renewed legal challenges come after attorneys for hawaii filed a lawsuit against the revised order on wednesday nig






more us states challenge trump travel ban


image copyrightapimage caption ismail issack embraces his children at jfk airport in new york after the travel ban delayed their reunion three us states have joined hawaii in a legal challenge against president donald trump's revised travel ban. mr trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly muslim countries on monday.new york maintains the new directive is a ban on muslims while washington contends it is harmful to the state. massachusetts later joined them.minnesota and oregon are reportedly also filing lawsuits seeking to block the ban, which begins on 16 march. the white house has said it is "very confident" the ban will win in court.the renewed legal challenges come after attorneys for hawaii filed a lawsuit against the revised order on wednesday nig






legal challenges mount over trump's new travel ban | news


legal efforts by us states challenging us president donald trump's revised travel ban targeting citizens of six muslim-majority countries and refugees are intensifying, with washington, oregon, massachusetts, and hawaii seeking to block the executive order.washington attorney general bob ferguson, whose state was the first to sue over trump's initial travel ban that created chaos worldwide and was eventually blocked, said new york had also asked to join the state's legal battle.washington state argues that the revised ban violates the constitution "by disfavouring islam", a statement said on thursday.ferguson, the top prosecutor in the state, said the motion by his office calls on an existing injunction against the travel ban issued in january to be applied to the new directive."my message






legal challenges mount over trump's new travel ban | news


legal efforts by us states challenging us president donald trump's revised travel ban targeting citizens of six muslim-majority countries and refugees are intensifying, with washington, oregon, massachusetts, and hawaii seeking to block the executive order.washington attorney general bob ferguson, whose state was the first to sue over trump's initial travel ban that created chaos worldwide and was eventually blocked, said new york had also asked to join the state's legal battle.washington state argues that the revised ban violates the constitution "by disfavouring islam", a statement said on thursday.ferguson, the top prosecutor in the state, said the motion by his office calls on an existing injunction against the travel ban issued in january to be applied to the new directive."my message






more us states challenge trump travel ban


image copyrightepaimage caption protesters return to the white house to rally against the revised travel ban three us states have joined hawaii in a legal challenge against president donald trump's revised travel ban. mr trump signed an executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly muslim countries on monday.new york maintains the new directive is a ban on muslims while washington contends it is harmful to the state. massachusetts later joined them.minnesota and oregon are reportedly also filing lawsuits seeking to block the ban, which begins on 16 march. the white house has said it is "very confident" the ban will win in court.the renewed legal challenges come after attorneys for hawaii filed a lawsuit against the revised order on wednesday night, arguing it would harm it






which states are fighting trump's latest travel ban?


president trump’s team hit a legal wall last month when it first tried implementing a ban to halt immigration from a number of muslim-majority countries around the world.this week, as the second act of trump’s immigration strategy plays out, his lawyers’ revised travel plan is receiving fire from attorneys general in a growing list of states. it kicked off last week when hawaii’s attorney general douglas chin said that the aloha state could not stay silent on the ban because of hawaii’s unique culture and history. with hawaii extremely dependent on tourism for its tax dollars, he said, the revised ban would hurt the state’s economy.chin said the courts need to hear “that there’s a state where ethnic diversity is the norm, where people are welcomed with aloha and respect.”he was quickly joi






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