US Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Travel Ban

Washington state Solicitor General Noah Purcell, left, and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, right, listen to questions from reporters, following a hearing in federal court Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, in Seattle. A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order.

By Published on February 4, 2017

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  • Paul Burgett

    This article is confusing and incorrect. This is not what Washington and Minnesota are asking for, but rather certain individuals or representatives (who have not been identified in the article). Additionally, a federal circuit court judge does not have the authority to overrule the president. They can issue an order, but that doesn’t change the actions that were taken by the president. That has to work its way up to the Supreme Court, at which time such action will be either affirmed or denied. The judge’s ruling and the subsequent authority given to it is akin to something from my time in the Marine Corps; Corporals calling in airstrikes. It doesn’t end well because they are not the proper authority to implement the action.

  • Thomas

    “Purcell said there is an “overwhelming amount of evidence” to show the order is unconstitutionally directed at the Muslim religion.”
    87.8% of the world’s Muslims are in countries other than the seven in the order. Indonesia alone has 12.7%, which is more than all seven of the countries of concern combined. Only 12.2% of the world’s Muslims are in the seven countries, which were specifically chosen under the Obama administration and signed by Obama as identified countries of concern. The Obama administration has bombed six of those seven countries. When actions were taken by the Obama administration regarding these same seven countries, did that constitute actions “directed against the Muslim religion”?

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