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Why Aren’t Federal Attorneys Moving Quickly To Appeal Travel Ban Ruling? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Aren’t Federal Attorneys Moving Quickly To Appeal Travel Ban Ruling?

The Trump administration said the travel ban was needed to avert an urgent security crisis. But officials are slow to file an appeal.

Virginia Judge Sides With Trump On Travel Ban Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Virginia Judge Sides With Trump On Travel Ban

Still, key parts of the order remain on hold by rulings issued in Hawaii and Maryland.

New Trump ‘Extreme Vetting’ Directive Aimed At Those Seeking Visas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Trump ‘Extreme Vetting’ Directive Aimed At Those Seeking Visas

It’s unclear how the new screening policy, which includes a social media check, will affect foreign tourists and others coming to the islands.

Hawaii Asks Judge To Double Down Against Trump’s Travel Ban Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Asks Judge To Double Down Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Attorneys for the state say the temporary restraining order should now be a longer-term stay that lasts until the case is fully decided.

Hawaii Judge Refuses To Narrow His Ruling Against Travel Ban Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Judge Refuses To Narrow His Ruling Against Travel Ban

Federal judge Derrick Watson issued a short decision Sunday saying his original order was perfectly clear.

Derrick Watson: An Apolitical Judge Caught In A Partisan Firestorm U.S. District Court

Derrick Watson: An Apolitical Judge Caught In A Partisan Firestorm

Acquaintances call the federal judge from Honolulu reserved and unemotional. But he’s under attack from the president and his supporters.

Trump’s Initial Budget Proposal Is Meeting Resistance From Both Parties Wikimedia Commons

Trump’s Initial Budget Proposal Is Meeting Resistance From Both Parties

Hawaii’s delegation says the budget as it stands now is bad for Hawaii.

Travel Ban Challenged In 3 Cities Wednesday — Including Honolulu Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Travel Ban Challenged In 3 Cities Wednesday — Including Honolulu

A local hearing is scheduled to begin six hours after one in Maryland and 90 minutes before another in Seattle.

Democratic Attorneys General Are Banding Together Against Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Democratic Attorneys General Are Banding Together Against Trump

It’s not uncommon for the top state lawyers to push back against whichever opposing political party holds the White House.

Battle Lines Drawn In Hawaii’s Case Against Trump Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Battle Lines Drawn In Hawaii’s Case Against Trump

Responding to the state’s challenge of the new travel ban, the administration argues it has the authority and Hawaii can prove no harm.

More States Sue Trump Over New Travel Ban Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

More States Sue Trump Over New Travel Ban

While Hawaii’s lawsuit came first, it’s unclear whether the next court action will occur in Honolulu or Seattle.

Hawaii Becomes First State To Challenge Trump’s New Travel Ban Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Becomes First State To Challenge Trump’s New Travel Ban

The state claims that the newly revised executive order is “infected with the same legal problems” as the original.

Federal Government In Hawaii