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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 reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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