Revised travel ban gets day in court: Will it be found constitutional?
00:31, Mar 16, 2017
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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined in his lawsuit by heavily Democratic California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and OR, 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.
A group of U.S. states run by Democrats on Monday stepped up the pressure in federal court for the suspension of Republican President Donald Trump's amended travel ban, if possible before it takes effect Thursday.
The letter was also sent to Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security chief John Kelly and Acting Director of National Intelligence Michael Dempsey. It denies USA entry to all refugees for 120 days and halts for 90 days the granting of visas to nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The proposed order undermines Californias commitment to diversity and nondiscrimination, the filing said.
The State of Hawaii was the first to file, arguing that the new E.O. has the same legal infirmities as the original. Justice Department attorneys are also phoning in for the hearing.
The ban differs from Trump's broader January 27 order in that it no longer applies to people from Iraq and does not exclude people who have visas or legal permanent US residency.
Robart said there would be no hearing before Wednesday and asked the Justice Department for a response to Ferguson's motion.
An injunction placed on the first order by a federal judge in Washington state applied to the section on refugees of a "minority religion" and three other sections of the order. Attorneys for the state argue that new executive order remains discriminatory and harms the economy, and have asked a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order blocking several provisions of the new order.
The new order, issued March 6, prohibits individuals from six countries if they lack valid US visas.
What the judges did say is that it's "well established" that statements and context beyond the text of the order itself, which does not specifically mention Muslims, "may be considered in evaluating" the religious discrimination claims.
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Hawaii has also filed its own, separate complaint against the order.
Should the federal courts decline to extend the current restraining order, and in turn allow the new ban to kick in at midnight, all eyes will swing to the main USA arrivals ports, notably Dulles [in Washington, D.C.], JFK in New York, LAX in Los Angeles and O'Hare in Chicago.
The Trump administration's decision to issue a revised EO represents a concession of the first order's legal indefensibility.
The order also poses new concerns, including by requiring relevant federal agencies to collect and publish information about convictions of terrorism-related offenses, government charges of terrorism, and gender-based violence against women committed by foreign nationals, while containing no corresponding publication requirement for USA citizens. Indeed, the Trump administration could seek to use this information to lay the groundwork for further bans or restrictions on immigration.
This is a much weaker solution, although there is some sort of coastal storm, with air cold enough over our area for snow . As of Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service is predicting between 8 and 12 inches of snow for Carroll.
On Wednesday, ASU used a 3-point barrage in overtime and a big effort from Obinna Oleka to claim a 98-88 win over Stanford. Meanwhile, Oregon is 6-1 ATS in their last seven Thursday games, and 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
Trump has also repeatedly trashed the North American Free Trade Agreement and threatened to slap tariffs on imports from Mexico. GDP for the euro area is expected to expand by 1.6% both this year and next.
He said although the revised order issued on Monday was narrower in scope, it still could be challenged on constitutional grounds. Following Trump's initial ban, Iraqi lawmakers had voted for a travel ban on U.S. citizens. "This is effectively a Muslim ban".
Dubbed the DevLoop , HyperLoop One's test track is now 1,640 feet long and plans indicate it will be a total length of two miles. The 500 meter-long DevLoop , which has a diameter of 3.3 meters is located 30 minutes from Las Vegas in the Nevada desert.
The flight departed Los Angeles a few hours later. "I thought it was ridiculous", witness Eileen Bernstrom told the news station. The flight was from Las Vegas in Nevada to Hawaii but was diverted to Los Angeles airport because of the passenger's antics.
However, to reject the entire text - which ranges from migration to deeper defence cooperation - is a different matter. According to another source from Brussels, cited by Reuters, Tusk has received the support of 27 of 28 member states.
It is the largest criminal penalty in USA history in an export control or sanctions case, government officials say. In addition, it was charged in connection with 283 shipments of telecommunications equipment to North Korea.
With 1,029 cancelled flights , both ingoing and outgoing, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey took the largest hit. More than 8,000 flights across the US have been canceled since Sunday, USA Today reported Tuesday.
Chelsea are through to the FA Cup semi-finals courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge tonight. United won the EFL Cup last month and face Rostov in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday.
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A day without women in the restaurant industry?
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