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February 14, 2017 12:13
Trump’s executive order blocked indefinitely

A Seattle Federal court has issued a preparatory directive on President Trump's questionable migration executive order, which temporarily prohibited immigration from seven Muslim nations and furthermore closes down the refugee program for 120 days.

The directive, by Judge James Robart, successfully augments the temporary restraining orders that he issued prior this month into an inconclusive across the country block of Trump's immigration order.

Robart rejected calls from the Trump organization to put off the district court case, while the ninth Circuit considers a demand from one of its judges for a rehearing of a week ago's choice, which denied a movement to lift the immigration ban.

The Department of Justice attorney Michelle Bennett contended for the case to be put off quickly, saying the states had no premise to look for sped up treatment of the case, since the executive order is on hold.

Robart inquired Bennett whether she was "sure" in that argument, considering that Trump tweeted that he needed to "see each other in court" after the administration's movement to remain the request was denied on Thursday.

"I'm astonished to hear that since the president declared that he needed to see each other in court," Robart said. "Is it true that you are certain that is the argument you need to make?

"Yes, your honor," Bennett answered.

Attorneys for the state of Washington and Minnesota, in the mean time, contended in new court documents on Monday that their body of evidence against the Trump administration should proceed quickly.

"Given the gravity of the States' established claims, Defendants' expressed national security concerns, and public interests in question, the States respectfully present that revelation ought to continue immediately," the states' documenting says.

The government’s legal advisors requested the case to be deferred until the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals chooses whether to return to a decision a week ago that rejected the administration attempt to have its official request restored.

Robart said on Monday the case was "exceptionally time-sensitive" and that given the Trump administration's representations that the restraining order he issued could bring about possibly dangerous individuals being permitted into the U.S., “he was not prepared to slow this down."

Meanwhile, a federal court in Virginia issued a preparatory directive on Trump's order, yet the proclamation just applies to the state. The judge in the request rejected Virginia's request for to apply the choice across the nation, limiting it to lawful people of Virginia and substantial visa holders who work or go to school there.

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