Judge: State’s lawsuit over immigration arrests to continue

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge says Washington state’s lawsuit seeking to stop the Trump administration from making civil immigration arrests at courthouses can continue. Washington sued in December, saying  that when Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Protection agents patrol courthouse hallways and parking lots it deters crime victims and witnesses from testifying and interferes with criminal prosecutions. In an order Friday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly rejected each of the administration’s arguments for dismissing the case, including that the arrest practices were not subject to court review.