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
Tue, Feb 07, 2017 - 5:50 AM
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.