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CNN legal analyst warns Trump’s ban could get ‘a stay decision from the Supreme Court within days’

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin explained Friday that the Supreme Court could be days away from weighing in on President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Friday afternoon, a Massachusetts court ruled that Trump’s ban was not based specifically on Muslims, but a federal court in Washington state granted a nationwide stay against the ban. That decision will likely prompt the 9th Circuit Court to make a decision “immediately” according to Toobin, which will then send it to the Supreme Court for a ruling.

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“You could go immediately to the Supreme Court,” Toobin explained. “Technically, this is a lawful order of a federal court, and if it’s in effect right now, [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] should be responding to it.”

Over the weekend as protests at airports raged, judges announced orders to stop the ban but Customs and Border Protection officers at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, DC refused to abide by it. There have been similar cases where federal judges have attempted to stop former President Barack Obama’s executive orders.

“I think the 9th circuit will see this as an important of national urgency and probably will move immediately to make a decision as to whether to issue a stay or not,” Toobin said. Once that happens it moves to the higher court. “I think we could get a stay decision from the Supreme Court within a matter of days. I mean, it has to go to the 9th circuit first, but you won’t get a final ruling from the Supreme Court in a matter of days, but they act upon stays, on emergency matters, whether it is executions or the applications of law, in a matter of days. So, this will be feverish legal maneuvering on both sides over the next couple of days.”

As of this moment, however, Toobin clarifies “the executive order does not apply anywhere in the United States.”

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In an interview later on CNN, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said that he expects to go to the Supreme Court and is preparing for it.

Watch the full discussion of the legal analysis below:

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‘They have a responsibility to not be stupid’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe slaps Trump’s ‘ignorant’ rally-goers for swallowing Trump lies

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blamed President Donald Trump's supporters for failing their most basic civic responsibility by remaining willfully ignorant and swallowing his lies.

The president claimed his betrayal of the Kurds was actually keeping them safe, despite credible reports of war crimes against them by Turkey, and the "Morning Joe" host challenged rally-goers to open their eyes -- and believe what they see.

"It's the responsibility to people that show up at those rallies to not be stupid, to not be so stupid that they should be kept away from blenders," Scarborough said. "All they have to do is spend three seconds actually watching the news, all they have to do is spend three seconds on Google, spend three seconds talking to somebody that is not completely brainwashed to see that this is a horrible deal for the Kurds."

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‘This was the smoking gun!’ MSNBC’s Morning Joe explains why Mulvaney ‘confession’ could end Trump presidency

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had offered "smoking gun" evidence in a stunning confession to the crime at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The "Morning Joe" host said Mulvaney had made a stunning "confession," but he said the president had on the same day endorsed the ethnic cleansing of the Kurdish allies he had betrayed to Turkey.

"There's so much to talk about, we joke for a few minutes at the top of the show, Mika likes do that, me, I like to get straight into the news," said Scarborough, who frequently annoys his wife and co-host by bantering about sports at the start of the show. "But there's so much going on that if somebody just woke up this morning they might not think that yesterday was not one of the most significant news days in, during the Trump presidency, and I may even argue one of the most significant news days over perhaps the last decade, just in terms of volume."

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Vote-splitting fears raised in final days of Canada election

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In the dying days of what Justin Trudeau described as one of the "nastiest" election campaigns in Canadian history -- with plenty of mudslinging, attack ads and misinformation -- he played up fears on Thursday of vote-splitting handing victory to his rival Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives.

Policy announcements gave way to calls to vote strategically to keep Trudeau's Liberals in power and prevent a rollback of his progressive policies by the Tories.

Pollsters predict a minority government -- either Liberal or Conservative -- resulting from the October 21 ballot.

Attack ads accused Liberals of seeking to legalize hard drugs and the Tories of allowing assault rifles on Canadian streets -- claims that are flat out wrong or exaggerated, respectively.

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