The legal fight over Trump’s executive order

Saturday, Feb. 4: Trump administration’s emergency motion asking for a stay of a judge’s order that suspended the travel ban

The De­part­ment of Justice filed an emer­gency mo­tion late Sat­urday ask­ing a fed­er­al ap­peals court to re­in­state an ex­ec­ut­ive or­der that sus­pen­ded new ar­rivals from sev­en ma­jor­ity Muslim coun­tries, a con­tro­ver­sial pro­gram that sparked protests around the world.

In a fil­ing with the U.S. 9th Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals, fed­er­al at­tor­neys re­ques­ted an im­me­di­ate stay of U.S. Dis­trict Judge James Robart’s tem­por­ary re­strain­ing or­der Fri­day that sus­pen­ded en­force­ment of the most con­tro­ver­sial pro­vi­sions of the ban across the coun­try.

Sources: U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit