Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Feb 9 2017

Unanimous 9th Circuit upholds temporary restraining order obtained by Wash. AG Ferguson

OLYMPIA — The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today unanimously affirmed a lower court’s ruling obtained by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, which blocks President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration.

“No one is above the law, not even the President,” Ferguson said. “The President should withdraw this flawed, rushed and dangerous Executive Order, which caused chaos across the country. If he refuses, I will continue our work to hold him accountable to the Constitution.”

A video of the Attorney General’s press conference can be found here.


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Peter Lavallee, Communications Director, (360) 586-0725; PeterL@atg.wa.gov