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BREAKING: Judge orders Trump administration to immediately reinstate CNN Jim Acosta’s press pass

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press pass. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press pass in a Friday ruling.

What are the details?

Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, granted the news organization's request to temporarily restore Acosta's press credentials and access to the White House, according to several news media sources, including CNN.

The Trump administration suspended Acosta's hard pass last week after a heated confrontation during a news event in which Acosta refused to give the microphone back to a female White House intern.

In response, CNN announced that the organization would be filing a lawsuit against the president and several members of his administration. CNN's suit alleged that Trump and other administration members violated Acosta's constitutional rights by preventing him from entering into and reporting on the White House.

CNN is also suing for a "declaration that the revocation of Acosta's press credentials was unconstitutional."

Others named on the suit included White House chief of staff John Kelly and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Kelly's ruling means that Acosta will have access to the White House for a "short period of time," according to CNN.

The judge also added that overall, he believes that CNN and Acosta's case are likely to be successful on the merits of the suit.

The outlet also reported that Kelly ruled based on the news organization's (and Acosta's)  Fifth Amendment rights, noting that the White House and Trump administration did not provide Acosta with due process to legally contest the revocation of his White House press credentials.

This is a developing story and will be updated as events warrant.

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