BREAKING: Hawaii JUDGE blocks #TRUMP revised TRAVEL BAN from going into effect nationwide

A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order Wednesday that bars implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration and refugees, a significant legal blow to the president.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said challengers were likely to succeed in their arguments that Mr. Trump’s restrictions on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries amounted to unconstitutional…

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Federal judge in Hawaii blocks key parts of new travel ban including travel from 6 Muslim majority nations and refugee provisions.

The judge granted a temporary restraining order, hours before the executive order provisions were to start

US judge in Hawaii grants motion for nationwide temporary restraining order of Trump’s travel ban

The court said “irreparable injury” would have been likely if the temporary restraining order had not been granted.

Appointed by Barack Obama

Mark Levin just gave his name and he’s going ballistic. the guy issued a stay for the entire nation.

Judge cites Trump’s own comments in blocking his new immigration order, saying they “betray the Executive Order’s stated secular purpose”

BREAKING: Judge blocks new travel ban from beginning tonight, says the “illogic” of Trump administration’s position “is palpable.”

PJW: Apparently, the judge was nominated to the federal bench by Obama.


A federal judge in Hawaii has placed a nationwide block on President Trump’s revised travel order, delivering a major blow to the president’s policy just hours before it was set to go into effect.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, a President Obama appointee, ruled after a hearing on Wednesday that the plaintiffs, the state of Hawaii and a Muslim leader, showed a “strong” likelihood to succeed in their lawsuit against the ban. They argue that the policy violates the Establishment Clause and proved that “irreparable harm” is likely if temporary relief is not granted.
The temporary restraining order, which will be in place while the judge considers the case, blocks the sections of the travel ban that would have temporarily suspended the refugee resettlement program and barred nationals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The policy was set to go into effect just after midnight.


h/t TMorais


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