Trump era may have begun, but America’s biggest tech firms have stepped into the legal fight against President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
A total of 127 companies, including Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Facebook (FB, Tech30), Google (GOOGL, Tech30), Intel (INTC, Tech30), Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30), Netflix (NFLX, Tech30) and Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) filed court papers declaring that Trump’s executive order on immigration “violates the immigration laws and the Constitution.”
The wave of opposition came in two court filings, one on Sunday and one on Monday and the lawsuit in question were filed by the attorneys general of Washington state and Minnesota. The motion from the companies seeks permission to file what’s known as an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in the case.
Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) and Expedia (EXPE) also filed motions last week in the Washington attorney general’s lawsuit. They argued the immigration order will hurt their employees and their businesses.
For the record, Trump’s executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days and all refugees from entering for 120 days. It also indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.
In an exclusive and ongoing addition USA TODAY made stunning discovery that President Donald Trump have been involved in thousand of legal actions in federal and state courts over the past three decades.
The lawsuits range from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits to personal defamation lawsuits!
In three decades Trump’s business has been involved in 4,095 lawsuits!
Just for comparison – the former first lady, U.S. senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been named in more than 900 lawsuits, mainly as a defendant!
More than a third of those lawsuits were filed by federal prisoners, political activists or other citizens seeking redress from the government by suing a list of high-ranking officials.
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