Travel Ban Heads to Supreme Court, All Eyes on Jared Kushner, and More
A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the president’s second attempt at a travel ban is still unconstitutional. In response, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the Justice Department will next head to the Supreme Court to have it review the case.
The executive order issued by President Donald Trump seeks to temporarily cut off visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. In its ruling, the 4th Circuit stated that the policy is more about targeting Muslims than it is about national security. Read the story from The AP.
Russia Investigation Turns to Trump’s Son-In-Law
The FBI is investigating meetings the president’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, had in December with Russian officials. A spokesperson for Kushner said he will cooperate in the investigation. Read the story from The AP.
Montana GOP Candidate Wins
Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in the closely watched election for Montana’s sole congressional seat, has been charged with assault for allegedly body slamming a reporter. At his victory party, he admitted he was wrong and apologized. Read the story from NPR.