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Trump's early clash with courts portends years of legal battles

Lawyers for administration ordered to submit a brief defending his order to temporarily ban refugees

Judge James Robart, who was appointed by George W Bush, was targeted repeatedly by the president. Mr Trump expressed rage at the judge's decisions and accused him of endangering national security.


US President Donald Trump is barrelling into a confrontation with the courts barely two weeks after taking office, foreshadowing years of legal battles as an administration determined to disrupt the existing order presses the boundaries of executive power.

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