Federal Justice Court Judge James Robart in Seattle has issued a preliminary injunction on Trump’s travel ban. This denied request effectively extends the restraining order he put on Trump’s executive order indefinitely. U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema in Virginia has also granted a modified version of Virginia’s request for a preliminary injunction as well.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is still considering rehearing the case before a larger panel of judges. Department of Justice lawyer Michelle Bennett argues for the case to be postponed briefly, claiming states have no basis to seek quick handling of the case.
“I’m surprised to hear that since the president announced that he wanted to see each other in court,” Robart said. “Are you confident that is the argument you want to make?”
“Yes, your honor,” Bennett replied.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
The Trump administration is trying hard to get this ban to go through. They have even considered rewriting or modifying the executive order in hopes it would go through.