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Judge Robart Gets "Onioned"

U.S. District Court Judge James L. Robart, in an action brought by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, already has made national headlines with his ruling blocking Donald Trump’s first executive order instituting a travel ban aimed principally at Muslims from certain Middle East nations.

Now, he’s done it again, only this time in tongue-in-cheek fashion. While Judge Robart was considering a challenge against Travel Ban II (he opted not to issue a ruling after a judge in Hawaii blocked the ban), he achieved notoriety in The Onion, a satiric news site, which published the following piece online on March 16:

SEATTLE—In an effort to ensure he would have enough time on his busy...

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