[Ed. – Just so we’re clear, what this judge is doing is neither “democracy” nor “the rule of law” in action. It’s similar, in fact, to what’s going on in the UK: some elements of government taking arbitrary actions that do NOT reflect what the people have voted for, claiming narrow, contingent points of law that aren’t actually controlling in the given situation. (In the UK, that’s the squad running from one side of the boat to the other to endlessly delay Brexit.) Presumably, this judge’s latest action will be overruled again. The ongoing fight is ridiculous, but probably won’t end any time soon. And yes: Judge Jon Tigar, Northern District of California (i.e., San Francisco), appointed by Obama.]
A federal judge in California has defied an appeals court in reinstating a nationwide injunction over the Trump administration’s ban on asylum for anyone trying to cross the southern border by transiting through a third country, such as Mexico.
The injunction blocks enforcement of the policy across the four states along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The order follows a federal appeals court decision last month narrowing the scope of that injunction to just California and Arizona. The ACLU and other groups then went back to the district court seeking to have the nationwide injunction reimposed, which the district court now has done.