It’s confusing to keep up with all the legal volleys over President Trump’s immigration ban in the last few days. Long story short: For now, the ban is still blocked. Here’s a timeline:
Friday: U.S. District Judge James L. Robart, a nominee of President George W. Bush who was confirmed 99-0 in June 2004 — issued a nationwide restraining order halting parts of Trump’s executive action that took effect immediately.
Saturday: The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion late in the day to issue an immediate stay on Robart’s temporary restraining order.
Sunday: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit announced this morning that it has denied the DOJ’s emergency motion.