Saturday, March 11, 2017

Federal Judge Refuses to Apply Previous Travel Ban Stay to Trump's New Order

A U.S. federal Court on Friday refused to apply the Emergency Stay that halted President Trump's first Travel Ban to his revised Executive Order.

Seattle U.S. District Court Judge James Robart, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2003, said Lawyers from the States that opposed the measure needed to file more Extensive Court Papers for the revised Executive Order.

Robart ruled Friday against a request from several Democratic Attorneys General to have the Block on the Original Order carry over to the New Version.

The New Ban, which some Legal Experts have said avoids some of the Pitfalls that hampered the initial Version, now temporarily Blocks citizens of six Muslim-Majority Countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Iraqi Citizens, covered by the initial Ban, will be allowed to travel to the United States under the New Order.

It also halts the acceptance of Refugees for four months, but does not Indefinitely Bar Syrian Refugees as the Previous Order did. The New Executive Action is set to go into effect March 16th.

Maryland became the latest state Friday to join in on the challenge agains the Executive Order.
Hawaii has filed a separate Lawsuit claiming that the Ban would hurt its Tourism industry, Businesses, and Educational Institutions.

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