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Washington AG after appeals court ruling: 'No one is above the law, not even the president'

The attorney general of Washington state said Thursday that the unanimous 3-0 decision by a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel to not reinstate President Trump's travel ban showed "no one is above the law, not even the president."

Speaking to reporters in Seattle after the ruling was announced, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he believes Trump should "withdraw this flawed, rushed, and dangerous executive order, which caused chaos around the country. If he refuses, I will continue to work to hold him accountable to the Constitution." The states of Washington and Minnesota sued Trump over his executive order, which temporarily barred refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Last week, a U.S. district judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order against the ban, and the appeals court's decision to not overturn the ruling is a "complete victory for the state of Washington," Ferguson said.