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California Attorney Sues President Trump For Executive Order


President Donald Trump's executive order regarding who may or may not enter the United States is the subject of a lawsuit filed by a California attorney.

Andrew Shalaby of East Bay Law filed the suit, not as a representative of the State of California, but on behalf of people in California and the United States against the President.

Papers filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco say Trump cited a law that doesn't exist when giving his order.

The suit states, "While there is a “section 217,” there does not appear to be a section “217(a)(12)” identifying the countries from which “immigrant and nonimmigrant” persons are to be denied entry to the United States."

The suit also claims Trump violated the separation of powers doctrine that gives legislative authority to Congress.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob is the Sacramento Region Reporter. He has been at the forefront of the coverage of the Sacramento Kings' saga and the effort to build a new arena in Sacramento. He also covers education, business, environment, and sports stories.   Read Full Bio 

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