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Nam Y. Huh / AP

Judge James Robart, appointed by George W. Bush, ruled on Friday night to halt Trump's travel ban, per The Hill. Although the restraining order is effective nationwide, it may only be temporary, according to CBS-affiliate KIRO.

Legal grounds: Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson argued that the ban violates the Constitution's Equal Protection clause of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, due process rights, and the federal Immigration and Nationality Act. He added that "no one is above the law," not even President Trump:

I will continue this fight — all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary — to uphold the rule of law.

There are also lawsuits in Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia challenging the order, although a federal judge in Boston today did not extend a one-week freeze on the travel ban.

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Poland showdown is EU's Jan. 6 moment, top official says

Didier Reynders. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

Poland and Hungary have forced a moment of reflection on the European Union — similar to the one in the U.S. after the Jan. 6 insurrection, EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders told Axios.

What he's saying: "During many years, we have had in our minds that it was granted that if you are a member of the EU, of course you apply the rule of law; you have full respect for democracy, fundamental rights and so on — maybe with some concerns but with a real intention to adapt your legislation to be in full compliance [with EU law]," Reynders said.

The E-commerce shopping spree

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Retailers have gotten really good at selling stuff online. So much so, investors want them to separate from the business units that do just that.

Why it matters: Spinning off these crown jewels may jeopardize both the physical and e-commerce sides of the companies in the long run by breaking the benefits of hybrid operations, analysts say.

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U.S. envoy to visit Sudan as "most dangerous" crisis intensifies

The sit-in in Khartoum. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty

U.S. envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will visit Khartoum this week amid what Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has called the “worst and most dangerous" crisis of Sudan’s transition to democracy, two sources with direct knowledge tell Axios.

Driving the news: Roughly 2,000-3,000 people had joined a sit-in in Khartoum as of this afternoon, per Reuters, after protesters massed over the weekend to call on the military to bring down the government. The protests came just four weeks after a failed military coup.

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