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US District Judge James L. Robart Issues Ruling Blocking Trump Immigration Order

By Mark Landler, The New York Times

04 February 17

A day after a federal judge temporarily blocked President Trump’s immigration order, the nation’s borders were open on Saturday to visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries. But there was confusion at airports around the world as the White House vowed to quickly seek an emergency stay of the ruling.

On another day of chaotic developments over the week-old order, the State Department reversed its cancellation of visas for people from the affected countries and began efforts to resettle refugees, small numbers of travelers began venturing to airports to try to fly to the United States, and Mr. Trump mounted a harsh personal attack on the judge.

In an early-morning Twitter post from his waterfront Florida resort, where he is spending the first getaway weekend of his presidency, Mr. Trump wrote, “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”

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+4 # CL38 2017-02-04 16:13
Thank you, Judge Robart for a voice of sanity in the trump gop wilderness, Their goal: destroy everything America used to stand for to establish an plutocracy.

Thank you!
+1 # Doubledee 2017-02-06 18:56
Despite my deep despair at the election of this egomaniacal, would be dictator I remained confident that my nation, its constitution, and the rule of law would remain strong in the face of this challenge to sanity and real democracy.

This seems to be a step in that direction, with Judge Robart and other federal judges upholding the law.