Jan 30, 2017

Amazon pledges legal action against Trump's travel ban

After first putting out a mild condemnation of Trump's immigration executive order, Amazon is now on the offensive, according to a new email from CEO Jeff Bezos to employees found by the Washington Post:

A quick update on where we are. This executive order is one we do not support. Our public policy team in D.C. has reached out to senior administration officials to make our opposition clear. We've also reached out to congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle to explore legislative options. Our legal team has prepared a declaration of support for the Washington State Attorney General who will be filing suit against the order. We are working other legal options as well.

Why this matters: Amazon might be going a step further than other tech companies in pondering legal action of its own, though it's unclear yet what exactly this will be.

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