Weekend Roundup: Trump’s appeal stuffed, signs order deregulating Wall Street; Patriots win in style

Donald Trump’s immigration ban appeal shot down

The state of Washington filed an action that challenged President Donald Trump’s order on banning refugees and immigrants just days after he signed it, sending airports and regulators into chaos. On Friday, a federal judge ruled that the order was unconstitutional and temporarily blocked Trump’s order.

Trump responded from his Twitter account:

The president’s administration worked quickly to appeal the decision Saturday night, a motion that was immediately denied.

Within two weeks, Trump learned the limit of the president’s power:


Local response

Dozens of Charlotte residents made their way to Marshall Park to protest Donald Trump and the orders he has put in place. Protests also popped up in Raleigh with a larger showing, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Trump administration begins deregulating Wall Street

The Trump administration’s order pitches the reversal of Fiduciary Duty Rule as empowering the everyday American to make their own decisions with their retirement plans. Although this may sound good, most Americans do not do their homework when it comes to making the right choice for retirement investments. This makes less sense when many Americans ask financial specialists to do it for them. This ruling is really about letting financial advisers off the hook for directing their clients to make moves that may not be in their best interest, potentially giving the advisers bigger commissions. The Wall Street Journal lays it out here.

Saturday Night Live rips into Trump Administration

It was open season on the late night show as the cast harshly made fun of Press Secretary Sean Spicer and White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon giving advice to Trump. If you have a few minutes, it’s pretty funny:

Super Bowl LI

In one of the greatest comebacks in the past 50 Super Bowls, the New England Patriots scored 31 unanswered points in a game that went into overtime (which has never been done in a Super Bowl). The Patriots downed the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 for their fifth Super Bowl victory. ESPN has full coverage.

Weather Forecast for the Queen City

The National Weather Service forecast Tuesday’s high reaching 70 degrees with a chance of thunderstorms around 2 to 3 p.m. The temperature will quickly slip to a high of 50’s on Thursday and dip below freezing that night. You can click this link for the latest updates on the weather throughout the week.