IMMIGRATION/LEGAL/TRAVEL BAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal courts across the country have seen a flurry of activity over the last week as challengers of President Donald Trump’s new travel ban race to block it before it ever goes into effect.
Trump signed a new executive order last week banning foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days and banning all refugees for 120 days. The new order excludes those with green cards and valid visas.
But the states that sued Trump over the original executive order have popped back to the surface with gusto, saying that merely changing who is exempted doesn’t make it constitutional.
A source told CNN that Washington and Minnesota — two of the states that successfully blocked the original travel ban — will ask a federal judge to hear their case as soon as Tuesday [3-14-17], urging him to enforce his earlier ruling against the new travel ban as well. Other states have hearings scheduled for Wednesday — just one day before the new travel ban is scheduled to go into effect.”

-Laura Jarrett, “Challengers race to block new travel ban before it goes into effect,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 13, 2017