Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Second Executive Order On Immigration

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Mar 15, 2017 7:02 PM
Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Second Executive Order On Immigration

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.

Editor's Note: The original post noted that an injunction had been issued. This was incorrect. It was officially a temporary restraining order. Post has been updated to reflect the changes.