Washington AG, Lower federal courts eating crow in travel ban

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, announcing his challenge to the Trump travel ban earlier this year. (Source, YouTube, Geek Wire)

ANALYSIS: When the Supreme Court announced Monday that it would allow President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take effect, it essentially left Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Gov. Jay Inslee and federal judges in the Ninth U.S. Circuit on the losing end.

The high court will hear arguments on the ban in October when they return for a new session. In the meantime, Evergreen State officials who had been crowing only a few months ago are now eating crow.

Inslee sent out this tweet following the Supreme Court’s ruling:

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The ban affects visitors from six nations who do not have a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” That ban is expected to take effect within the next couple of days.

It was clearly a victory for the president that leaves his liberal critics in something of a lurch.

That the first challenge of the ban came from Ferguson, who made the announcement earlier this year in Seattle, is somewhat ironic. Monday was not a good day for Seattle liberals, as the University of Washington released a study that said the city’s minimum wage law is causing people to lose hours and in some cases, their jobs.

“For an average low-wage worker in Seattle, that translates into a loss of about $125 per month per job,” the Seattle Times reported.

However, far left Democrat Mayor Ed Murray is defending the wage law, insisting that it is the right thing to do in the city’s thriving economic boom.

But every boom eventually has a bust, and for every upside, there is a downside, and losing an average of $125 a month doesn’t help low income workers at all.

What the UW study and the Supreme Court decision have done in a single morning is send a strong message to Puget Sound liberals from the capitol to Seattle City Hall is something they don’t care to hear: They were wrong.


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