U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to immediately return Acosta's credentials.
Kelly said he did not decide whether the White House violated the First Amendment, relying primarily on the Fifth Amendment in saying that Acosta's and CNN's right to due process was likely violated because the White House process for revoking his press pass was "shrouded in mystery".
In fact, Trump himself frequently speaks harshly to reporters, for example last week telling another CNN correspondent several times that her question was "stupid".
He noted he had not determined that the First Amendment was violated. The suit sought the immediate restoration of Acosta's press pass, arguing on First Amendment grounds that the White House action was aimed at silencing the journalist.
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The judge also found that Acosta suffered "irreparable harm", as he dismissed the Trump administration's argument that CNN could just send other reporters to report on the White House in Acosta's place.
But the judge will rule on all of that later. "Now let's get back to work", he said.
President Trump has gone so far as to call journalists the "enemy of the people" and, at his rallies, crowds frequently break into chants of "CNN Sucks" as he routinely brands as "fake news" any coverage he deems unflattering.
Ted Boutrous, an outside attorney representing CNN, said "This is a great day for the First Amendment and journalism".
President Trump seems to be already working on a plan to regulate press briefings, hours after a judge ruled an ousted CNN reporter's press access be reinstated.
Speaking at the White House Friday afternoon, President Trump warned he will end press conferences earlier if decorum among reporters is not kept.
When Costa asked if the White House is considering yanking other press passes.
In its testimony, the White House did not use this line of reasoning for banning Acosta, but instead claimed that it has broad discretion to deny press credentials. "The White House is not prohibiting CNN from being in there".
The outlets added, "It is imperative that independent journalists have access to the president and his activists, and that journalists are not barred for arbitrary reasons". While Acosta should get his hard pass back for a time, the White House may go back to court to fight the ruling. "You can't stand up and not sit down", Trump said, defining "decorum".
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