With that in mind, he ordered the White House restore Mr Acosta's pass while the case is pending.
As well as the rulings he made, the judge stated he could not state who made the decision to take the pass and said : "Whatever process occurred within the government is still so shrouded in mystery that the government at oral argument could not tell me who made the initial decision to revoke Mr. Acosta's press pass."
Responding to the judge's ruling, CNN and Mr Acosta released a statement which said: "We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days.
Statement from CNN and @Acosta on today’s ruling: “We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days. Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”