Arguments Over Trump’s Travel Ban Conclude

Arguments over President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration have concluded in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The final minutes of the hearing were devoted to whether the travel ban was intended to discriminate against Muslims. (Feb. 7)

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear challenge to Trump’s ban Tuesday

9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear challenge to Trump’s travel ban Tuesday

9th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear challenge to Trump’s ban Tuesday

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President Donald Trump’s orders on immigration and travel went into effect January 27The issue in front of the court at the moment is whether the ban will remain suspended for now

(CNN)Three federal judges Tuesday evening will hear oral arguments in the challenge to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

The hour-long hearing, conducted by telephone among three West coast judges at 6 p.m. ET, will determine the immediate fate of the nationwide temporary restraining order against Trump’s trav
Trump has only been in office for 17 days, but his Justice Department is already embroiled in a high-stakes legal battle that could affect hundreds of thousands of people and the direction of his presidency.

Attorneys general for Washington and Minnesota, which challenged the executive order, say that the temporary restraining order should remain in place because the President had “unleashed chaos” by signing the order.

Trump, who rode a wave of populist anger into the White House, now has to wait for the Ninth Circuit panel. The San Francisco-based court has a reputation as one of the most liberal in the nation to the point where some Republican lawmakers have even pushed to split it up in an effort to limit its impact. And no matter what its ruling here, the next stop will likely be the US Supreme Court.

Netanyahu calls on ‘responsible nations’ to sanction Iran/Israel to build West Bank settlements

Netanyahu calls on ‘responsible nations’ to sanction Iran/Israel to build West Bank settlements

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 May says UK committed to two-state solutionNetanyahu says Iran ‘threatens the world’

London (CNN)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed new sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Iran, saying its continued nuclear weapons program posed to a threat to the world.

Speaking in London as he met British Prime Minister Theresa May, Netanyahu said Iran sought to “conquer the Middle East” and had to be reined in.

He called for “responsible nations” to follow the lead of the US, which last week imposed fresh sanctions in response to Ian’s latest ballistic missile test.

British Prime Minister Theresa May (right) is expected to tell Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu that West Bank settlements undermine the Middle East peace process.

Iran “seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world. And it offers provocation after provocation,” Netanyahu said.

Addressing May, Netanyahu added: “That’s why I welcome President Trump’s insistence on new sanctions against Iran. I think other nations should follow suit, certainly responsible nations, and I’d like to talk to you about how we can ensure Iran’s aggression does not go unanswered.”