Judge Finds Scant Evidence For Trump’s Immigration Ban

Law360, Washington (February 10, 2017, 2:43 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge battered the Trump administration Friday for lacking a “scintilla of evidence” to justify an immigration ban targeting seven Muslim-majority countries, weighing whether to impose a more lasting block on the controversial policy than that upheld Thursday evening by the Ninth Circuit.

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema criticized the U.S. Department of Justice’s failure to counter a submission from well-known national security officials — including former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and John Kerry and former CIA Director Leon Panetta — which asserted that the executive order “undermines the national security of the United States” and aids terrorist...

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