Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump's Travel Ban For The Third Time

In the latest court challenge to the Trump administration’s push to prevent potentially dangerous individuals from entering the US, a district court judge has blocked the Trump administration's third travel ban, which it had introduced late last month following the expiration of a temporary ban that had been hobbled by court challenges.

The decision from Hawaii-based Judge Derrick K. Watson – a recurring Trump antagonist who also challenged the last two bans - in Hawaii is sure to be appealed. But for now, at least, it means that the administration cannot restrict the entry of travelers from six of the eight countries that officials said were either unable or unwilling to provide information the US wanted to vet their citizens, according to the Washington Post.

The Trump administration unveiled the updated ban late last month. The updated ban – which, like its predecessor, was purportedly designed to avoid a court challenge – abandoned wholesale prohibitions in favor of severe restrictions on travelers from an expanded group of eight countries.

The open-ended ban targeted people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as certain government officials from Venezuela. It was slated to take effect tomorrow, according to Reuters.

When President Trump issued the third version of his travel ban in late September, the Supreme Court canceled oral arguments for two challenges to the policy's second iteration. They later dismissed one of the challenges to the March version of the ban.

The State of Hawaii, the International Refugee Assistance Project and other groups who had sued Trump over the March travel ban asked judges to block the ban, arguing that Trump had exceeded his legal authority to set immigration policy, and that the latest measure — like the last two — fulfilled his unconstitutional campaign promise to implement a Muslim ban.

“The ban, like its predecessors, delivers on the President’s longstanding promise to exclude Muslims from the United States, striking at the very core of our Nation’s founding values of religious freedom and equality,” those suing in a separate case in federal court in Maryland wrote.

 

“Unlike its predecessors, the new ban is indefinite, and potentially permanent.”

The block will most likely be challenged, and a final ruling will likely be issued by the Supreme Court.

Fortunately for Trump, legal analysts have said those challenging the latest travel ban face an uphill battle because the ban represents a considered effort following a lengthy back-and-forth with the governments of the affected countries. The new ban includes two countries – North Korea and Venezuela – that are not majority Muslim, weakening the plaintiff’s argument that the ban is discriminatory.

Comments

Buckaroo Banzai Boris Alatovkrap Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:54 Permalink

This faggot needs to be impeached. If that isn't feasible, then Congress needs to act.People forget that Congress has very wide-ranging powers with respect to managing the Judiciary, including total control over managing the inferior courts, as well as the power to restrict the scope of the Supreme Court's jurisdiction.Trump (and Bannon) will probably need to clean the cucks out of the Republican Party before they can move on this, but it has to be done. The judiciary is completely out of control.http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/1/essays/47/inferior-c…

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BrownCoat ACP Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:36 Permalink

The judge is doing what he thinks is proper.I think it is proper that all 2,000 Australian illegal immigrants be settled in Hawaii. :-)After all, Hawaii is closer to the homelands of these migrants. Obama wanted these 'bottom of the barrel' migrants and Obama allegedly came from Hawaii when he wasn't a foreign student applying for financial aid.

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MEFOBILLS Boris Alatovkrap Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:59 Permalink

The judge is also wrong.Islam is not a relgion in the normal sense of the word.  It is a religio-politcal construct.  It's totality includes three books  https://www.politicalislam.com/about/This religio political construct is at odds with the construct created by America's founders.  Using the same logic, the Judge could sanction secret cabals, including Satanism.After all, every relgion is the same.  All races are the same.  We cannot judge now can we, even if we are paid to judge.  sarc 

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Rapunzal Rainman Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:43 Permalink

All a dog and pony show. The NWO has all politicians and key judges and attorneys in their pockets. It's all a trick. They will not stop illegal immigration, look at Europe. It's all by design. They need to destroy our culture to destroy the US. It happened before, check out 2000 years ago the decline of the Roman Empire.
Corrupt and child abusing elites, illegal immigration, high taxes and useless wars to enrich the few.

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NoDebt Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:23 Permalink

Zzzzzzzzzzzz.  Trump should just start implementing it anyway and let the courts catch up later.  This will be upheld at the SCOTUS level without much difficulty. 

nuubee NoDebt Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:31 Permalink

Trump hasn't taken one of these to SCOTUS yet. To be honest, I don't understand why. The letter of the law is very clear, congress has designated that power to POTUS, until they legislate it back to themselves, the law is the law.People keep arguing that his "bans" constitute a violation of the 14th, but I can't see how SCOTUS would rule that people who are not U.S. citizens, AND not U.S. residents of any kind have any kind of protections under the constitution.

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Endgame Napoleon nuubee Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:05 Permalink

If they do, then all provisions the U.S. Constitution should apply to everyone in every country around the globe. Our Founders set the law for everyone in the world, but the punitive parts only apply to U.S. citizens, not to illegal aliens, particularly if they reproduce after illegal border crossings.

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BouncingCat Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:40 Permalink

Wash, rinse, repeat.  There's absolutely nothing to keep this judge from doing it again, and again, and again.  Obviously his hatred is overcoming his judgment.This I suppose is the next stage in the standard Democrat lawfare strategy.  Get compliant judges to rubber stamp whatever they want causing months of delay as it filters up to the Supreme Court to get swatted down.