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Court ruling dated 3rd February with the decision NOT to renew the temporary ban


The above?court ruling,?dated 3rd February didn’t match?yesterday’s article in the New Zealand Herald where they stated that Trump’s immigration pause was blocked by a Federal Judge. That news was correct days ago but by the time they published the story on their site it was no longer true. The Herald posted their article on the 4th of February a full day after the court ruled to remove the block. The second the story?was published it?was?only fit for wrapping fish and chips. The actual, block was put in place in January.


Story ONE: Date February 3rd Friday

…in a blow to every mainstream media news outlet (and likely hurting a lot of feelings), President Donald Trump?s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries will take effect in Boston on Sunday after a federal judge refused to extend a temporary ruling blocking its enforcement.

As Bloomberg reports, the decision by U.S. District Judge?Nathaniel Gorton?on Friday dealt a setback to rights advocates who argued that blocking people from seven nations in the Middle East was unconstitutional. Gorton was weighing whether to extend?a seven-day order blocking parts of Trump?s Executive Order.

The case, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of several affected immigrants, is one of several that followed Trump?s Jan 27 order…
Gorton wrote there is a rational reason for the Trump administration?s policies. The federal Immigration and Naturalization Act gives the president broad power over immigration.

?The order provides a reasonably conceivable state of facts (which concerns national security and) that could provide a rational basis for the classification,? he wrote. ?Accordingly, this Court declines to encroach upon the ?delicate policy judgment? inherent in immigration decisions…

For the forgoing reasons, the Court declines to impose any injunctive relief and will not renew the temporary restraining order that was entered on January 29, 2017 (Docket No. 6).

Story Two: Date February 4th Saturday

A US judge today temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country.

US District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled against government lawyers’ claims that the states did not have the standing to challenge Trump’s order and said they showed their case was likely to succeed.

“The state has met its burden in demonstrating immediate and irreparable injury,” Robart said.

-NZ Herald