2. Federal judge rebuffs Justice Department request. It didn't take long for Judge James Robart, the Seattle-based judge who put the Trump immigration order on hold in the first place, to reject a Justice Department request to delay legal proceedings on the merits of the case, while waiting for action by the Ninth Circuit on whether the implementation of the order should be delayed. Judge Robart pointedly told Justice Department lawyers, "I'm not prepared to slow this down," as he said he was surprised at the President's Twitter declaration that he would "see you in court."
3. Federal judge in Virginia joins rulings against Trump. Three days after hearing arguments about the President's travel ban, Judge Leona Brinkema granted a preliminary injunction against that order, but limited its impact only to the state of Virginia - not nationally. Brinkema's 22 page ruling found that the Trump Administration had offered no evidence to back up its arguments for the executive order, and she scoffed at the notion that the courts could not review what the President was undertaking. "Maximum power does not mean absolute power," Brinkema wrote in her ruling.