Attorneys general for the states of Hawaii, New York and Washington have announced challenges to President Donald Trump’s executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” signed on March 6, 2017, for implementation on March 16, 2017. (See our Legal Update on the executive order.)
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson told reporters today that he will ask a federal court to subject the new executive order to a stay blocking implementation of an executive order with the same title, signed January 27, 2017. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his intent to join Washington’s legal challenge. Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin filed a separate challenge of President Trump’s travel ban yesterday.