IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/TRAVEL BAN: “Washington state, which played a central legal role in derailing President Donald Trump’s original executive order on immigration, also will challenge the revised White House order issued this week, its attorney general said on Thursday [3-9-17].
Several other Democratic-led states quickly signaled they would join the Washington suit, immediately making it a major legal case that will help determine whether Mr. Trump has revised his previous order enough to pass judicial muster.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson won a preliminary ruling last month that barred Mr. Trump from enforcing his Jan. 27 executive order. That order sought to prevent people from seven majority-Muslim nations from traveling to the U.S., and sparked protests and confusion.”
-Brent Kendall, “Washington State to Fight New Trump Immigration Order,” The Wall Street Journal online, March 9, 2017