Attorney General Ferguson asks for new court hearing on Trump travel ban; California seeks to join lawsuit

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed an amended complaint in his earlier lawsuit that challenged President Trump’s executive order on travel ban.

Ferguson, who has called the ban illegal and unconstitutional, has also filed a “Motion to Enforce” the injunction.

Both filings were made Monday, March 13.

Washington’s attorney general successfully blocked the nationwide implementation of Trump’s original travel ban on Feb. 3, when U.S. District Court Judge James Robart agreed to Ferguson’s request for a temporary restraining order.

The Trump administration challenged Robart’s ruling, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld his injunction on Feb. 9.

In his Motion to Enforce, Ferguson has asked Robart to enforce the injunction against Trump’s renewed travel ban.

Ferguson has also asked the court to hold a hearing on the matter Tuesday.

“No one is above the law, not even the president — and I will hold him accountable to the Constitution,” Ferguson said.

“Cutting some illegal aspects of President Trump’s original travel ban does not cure his affront to our Constitution,” Ferguson added.

Ferguson said the support for Washington’s lawsuit against the travel ban in growing, and the state of California has joined the legal challenge.

Oregon joined the lawsuit March 8.

California — along with Maryland, Massachusetts and New York — are now awaiting court approval to join the lawsuit with Washington.

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