Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he will challenge President Trump’s revised travel order in court.
Ferguson outlined his plans at a news conference in Olympia. Ferguson says he’s not filing a new lawsuit but rather using the same arguments used in the original case that ended with a court-ordered halt of the executive order.
“My message to President Trump is — not so fast,” said Ferguson. “After spending more than a month to fix a broken order that he rushed out the door, the President’s new order reinstates several of the same provisions and has the same illegal motivations as the original. Consequently, we are asking Judge Robart to confirm that the injunction he issued remains in full force and effect as to the reinstated provisions.”
Ferguson says his office planned to file the motion in Seattle Federal court later today