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Attorney General Bob Ferguson to Discuss Immigration Case at Gonzaga Law March 24

Posted on March 20, 2017 in: Events, Law School, Lectures, Spotlight, Students


State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (Credit Attorney General office)

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (Credit: KOMO-TV)

SPOKANE, Wash. –  Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will discuss the case that placed him and the state of Washington in the center of the national debate on immigration during a free, public forum at noon Friday, March 24 in the Barbieri Courtroom at the Gonzaga University School of Law. (The event had been scheduled for a different date.)

Ferguson and his staff filed a lawsuit to halt enforcement of President Donald Trump’s first executive order on immigration and refugees shortly after it was issued in January. As a result, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle suspended the ban and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate it.

Ferguson holds that the original suit, and restraining order, also applies to President Trump’s revised executive order, issued March 6. A federal judge in Hawaii blocked implementation of that new executive order to ban U.S. travel for all refugees and immigrants from six countries.

Ferguson will discuss the legal and constitutional aspects of the case and will take questions from the audience following his presentation.

For more information, contact Darin Watkins, at Gonzaga Law School at (509) 313-3771 or

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