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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on the federal courthouse steps in Seattle after winning a temporary restraining order against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. (Photo by GeekWire/Kevin Lisota)

Updated below with President Trump’s response and statement from Department of Homeland Security.

After losing the first round in a court battle with Washington state’s attorney general, the White House tonight said the U.S. Justice Department will seek an emergency stay against a federal judge’s temporary restraining order that blocked President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at an earlier press briefing. (White House via Youtube)

U.S. District Judge James Robart issued the temporary restraining order Friday afternoon in a lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, with support from tech companies Expedia, Amazon and Microsoft. The judge’s ruling immediately stops implementation of Trump’s order, including its ban on immigration by citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.

Robart also enjoined the government from “proceeding with any action that prioritizes the refugee claims of certain religious minorities” under the order.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued this statement Friday night.

At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.

As the law states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

An earlier version of the statement reportedly described the judge’s order as “outrageous,” before a second version was sent to the media without that word.

Update, Monday morning: Trump criticized the order in a series of tweets over the weekend.

On Saturday morning, the Department of Homeland Security released this statement.

“In accordance with the judge’s ruling, DHS has suspended any and all actions implementing the affected sections of the Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”

This includes actions to suspend passenger system rules that flag travelers for operational action subject to the Executive Order.

DHS personnel will resume inspection of travelers in accordance with standard policy and procedure.

At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the President’s Executive Order, which is lawful and appropriate. The Order is intended to protect the homeland and the American people, and the President has no higher duty and responsibility than to do so.”

Judge Robart issued the full text of his ruling on Friday afternoon, after stating his decision in court at the conclusion of a hearing this afternoon.

“The Executive Order adversely affects the States’ residents in areas of employment, education, business, family relations and freedom to travel,” he wrote. He added later, “The court concludes that the circumstances brought before it today are such that it must intervene to fulfill its constitutional role in our tripart government.”

Here’s the full text of Robart’s ruling.

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