[Updated - Feb. 6, 2017]. Democratic attorneys general are working in a highly coordinated manner on challenges to President Trump's Executive Order temporarily banning immigration of refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. Washington AG Bob Ferguson was the first to file, and his efforts will soon generate support from his like minded colleagues, who consider themselves the "thin blue line" against what they believe to be federal lawlessness.
Note the similarity in strategy to the efforts of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who last year filed suit in a Texas District Court and generated a national injunction against then President Obama's 2014 Immigration Order. AG's are again showing that they are significant factors in national issues.
- Press Release, Washington Attorney General's Office, AG Ferguson seeks halt to Trump’s immigration Executive Order (Jan. 30, 2017).
- Press Release, Hawaii Attorney General's Office, Hawaii v. Trump (Feb. 3, 3017).
- Press Release, Virginia Attorney General's Office, Virginia Brings Action Against President Trump for Unlawful and Unconstitutional Executive Order on Immigration (Jan. 31, 2017).
- Press Release, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, AG Healey Announces Lawsuit Against President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration (Jan. 31, 2017).
- Press Release, New York Attorney General's Office, A.G. Schneiderman Files Suit Against President Trump’s Unconstitutional Immigration Executive Order (Feb. 2, 2017).
- Press Release, Minnesota Attorney General's Office, Attorney General Lori Swanson Joins Lawsuit Over Federal Executive Order (Feb. 1, 2017).
- Jim Brunner, AG Bob Ferguson files lawsuit seeking to invalidate Trump’s immigration order, The Seattle Times (Jan. 30, 2017).
- More State AGs Join Lawsuit Against Trump's Immigration Ban, Governing (Feb. 1, 2017).
- Cody Nelson, Minnesota AG Swanson joins suit against Trump's immigration order, Minnesota Public Radio (Feb. 1, 2017).