It looks like President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration will be going back to court, as a federal judge in Hawaii has issued a nationwide restraining order on the travel moratorium provision. Liberals see that portion as a de facto Muslim ban and a violation of the Constitution’s establishment clause (via Politico):
A federal judge in Hawaii has issued a nationwide restraining order against enforcement of key parts of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban executive order.
U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson said the state of Hawaii and a local Muslim leader had “a strong likelihood of success on their claim” that Trump’s order intentionally targets Muslims and therefore violates the Constitution’s guarantee against establishment of religion.
BREAKING: Judge in Hawaii puts revised federal travel ban on hold.— The Associated Press (@AP) March 15, 2017
Hawaii judge says a "reasonable, objective observer" would conclude the EO "was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion" (!) pic.twitter.com/W9A60A6a3G— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) March 15, 2017
26/ Note that the 1965 INA specifically excludes "religion" from the basis for non-discrimination pic.twitter.com/x71LutK8wp— Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) March 15, 2017
Editor's Note: The original post noted that an injunction had been issues. This was incorrect. It was formally a temporary restraining order. It's been corrected as a result.