ABC: “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit announced early Sunday morning that it has denied the Department of Justice’s emergency motion — filed late Saturday — to issue an immediate stay on a Washington State judge’s temporary restraining order of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban.
“The court has received appellants’ emergency motion (Docket Entry No. 14),” read the order from the appeals court. “Appellants’ request for an immediate administrative stay pending full consideration of the emergency motion for a stay pending appeal is denied.”
Lawyers from Washington State and Minnesota, who brought the challenge to court in Seattle, have until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time to file a response to the Department of Justice’s request. The Justice Department then has until Monday 3 p.m. Pacific Time to file a reply brief.
Lawyers for the Department of Justice argued in the filing that the restraining order is “vastly overboard,” and it “second-guesses” the commander in chief.”
The 9th Circuit, protecting whose rights?