The following is an excerpt from ADAM LIPTAK | February 5, 2017 | nytimes.com |
WASHINGTON — A fast-moving legal fight over President Trump’s targeted travel ban reached the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, late Saturday. Here is a look at where things stand.
What does the Trump administration want?
Lawyers for the federal government asked the appeals court to stay a temporary restraining order issued Friday by Judge James Robart of the Federal District Court in Seattle. Judge Robart was appointed by President George W. Bush.
Acting on a request from two states, Washington and Minnesota, Judge Robart temporarily banned the administration from enforcing two parts of Mr. Trump’s order: its 90-day suspension of entry into the United States of people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, and its limits on accepting refugees, including “any action that prioritizes the refugee claims of certain religious minorities.”
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