U.S. top court gives Hawaii until Tuesday to answer Trump travel ban motion

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Posted: Jul 15, 2017 2:56 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the State of Hawaii to respond by Tuesday at noon to President Donald Trump's motion to block a judge's ruling that prevented his travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies, a lawyer representing Hawaii said on Twitter.

In a court filing on Friday, the administration asked the justices to overturn Thursday's decision by a U.S. district judge in Hawaii, which limited the scope of the administration's temporary ban on refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards Ainsley; editing by Grant McCool)