Volunteer lawyers wait at the international arrival area for travelers detained at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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In stepping up legal challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, Democratic attorneys general are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch in the same way their GOP counterparts did under President Barack Obama.Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday he was asking a federal judge to find that his order last month halting the old travel ban applies to the new one, too. Ferguson and his fellow Democratic attorneys general are now doing what Republicans did when Obama was in office – filing lawsuits to block policies.In the original lawsuit targeting the first ban, Ferguson said it was unconstitutional and hurt the state's businesses and universities.Ferguson said he was pleased other that attorneys general had sought to take part in the legal action.
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