Washington is expected to become the first state in more than a dozen to file a lawsuit attempting to block President Donald Trump’s executive orders placing a temporary halt on travel from seven countries with active jihadist uprisings. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday he will file suit as early as Monday evening. Up to 15

states in all are considering similar suits alleging pain and suffering for businesses, families and individuals as a result of Trump’s travel ban. The backlash comes despite clear historical precedent for presidential orders blocking travel from any country posing a national security threat. President Jimmy Carter took action against Iranian immigrants in the wake of the 1979 Iranian revolution and hostage crisis. READ MORE