The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider a challenge to a lower court order halting implementation of President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees this week.
The president issued the executive order on Friday Jan. 27. U.S. District Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush appointee, issued a nation-wide ban, called a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), on certain provisions of the order on Friday Feb. 3. In the waning hours of Saturday the 4th, the U.S. Department of Justice appealed Robart’s ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco asked the court for an immediate administrative stay of Robart’s TRO, pending further appeal.