Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson office was not hesitant in calling the Trump administration’s action rescinding the travel ban executive order a “defeat.”
President Donald Trump indicated his team will draft another version of the order to be issued next week. The initial order was met with widespread outrage as thousands of documented immigrants and refugees were detained or otherwise put in limbo. Ferguson’s won two decisions against the ban, which put a stay on the ban.
“Let’s be clear: Today’s court filing by the federal government recognizes the obvious — the president’s current executive order violates the Constitution,” Ferguson said in the release. “President Trump could have sought review of this flawed order in the Supreme Court but declined to face yet another defeat.
Conceding defeat: "President intends in the near future to rescind the Order and replace it" –DOJ brief, p. 4 https://t.co/AWAvjGscnF
— WA Attorney General (@AGOWA) February 16, 2017