LISTEN: Federal Judge Rejects Permanent Injunction For President Trump's Travel Ban

February 3, 2017

A federal judge in Boston has rejected arguments from the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts asking to extend a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump's travel ban.
 
The ruling came quickly: the ACLU had made its case in court earlier today.
 
Judge Nathaniel Gorton's ruling said ACLU lawyers failed to demonstrate the need for an extension. 
 
Trump's executive order temporarily bans entry into the United States for people from seven Muslim-majority countries. A temporary stay was granted on the ban, but because of today's ruling, it will expire early Sunday.
 
Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, spoke with WGBH All Things Considered host Barbara Howard on what the ruling means and what the ACLU will do next.


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