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Hawaii Judge Declines to Narrow Travel Ban Injunction

posted on March 20, 2017

POLITICO’s Josh Gerstein reports, “A federal judge in Hawaii who issued a temporary restraining order against key parts of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban last week has turned down a Justice Department request to narrow the injunction.” U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling stops both the Trump administration’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries as well as the 120-day halt on refugee admissions. Gerstein writes, “The Sunday ruling clears the way for the Trump administration to appeal Watson’s initial decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.”