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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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SurveyMonkey poll: Trump improves, but not enough

Trump and Biden during the final debate. Photo: Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images

President Trump's final debate performance exceeded Americans' expectations, but it wasn't enough to shift the dynamics that left him trailing Joe Biden across most measures, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.

What they're saying: "Liar" was the word used most by debate watchers to describe Trump's performance, followed by "lies," "strong," "presidential" and "childish." "Presidential" was the word used most to describe Biden's performance, followed by "liar," "weak," "expected" and "honest."

Hunter Biden saga dominates online debate

Data: NewsWhip; Table: Axios Visuals

The mainstream media turned away. But online, President Trump's charges about Hunter Biden were by far the dominant storyline about the final presidential debate, according to exclusive NewsWhip data provided to Axios.

  • Coverage of business dealings by Joe Biden's son — and pre-debate allegations by one of his former business associates, Tony Bobulinski — garnered more than twice as much online activity (likes, comments, shares) as the runner-up.

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