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>> Two federal judges issuing nationwide restraining orders against US President Donald Trump's latest executive action, temporarily banning travel to the US from six Middle Eastern and African nations. The judges ruling that the order was motivated by a desire to single out Muslims, which would violate religious freedom protections in the US Constitution.
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Reuters' Legal Correspondent, Mica Rosenberg.>> One of the essential questions in this case is whether or not the intention behind the ban was to discriminate against Muslims. The detractors of the ban, who the states and the immigrant advocacy groups who are challenging it, say that all you have to do is look at Donald Trump's own statements, what he said throughout the campaign.
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>> Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.>> That was a campaign promise that he put on his website. It's still up there. So, what the government says is that the only thing that you can look at is the four corners of the order and the actual text of what the order says.
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There's no mention of Islam in the order. They say that the President did this for national security reasons alone, and that the court should not second guess his national security decision making.>> Courts have in the past looked into whether certain laws or local orders have been motivated by religious or racial discrimination, but not a presidential action.
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>> One of the things that's gonna happen as these cases move forward is that the states and the other groups that are challenging the ban are gonna try to ask for discovery. Looking for evidence of Trump or his aides saying in confidence or over email that what they wanted to do was make a Muslim ban legal, which is what one of his aides, Rudolph Giuliani, said.
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That is really going into uncharted territory, because it's unclear whether or not you can depose a sitting president about his policy.>> Many think this case is destined for the supreme court.