The Trump administration said the travel ban was needed to avert an urgent security crisis. But officials are slow to file an appeal.
It’s unclear how the new screening policy, which includes a social media check, will affect foreign tourists and others coming to the islands.
Attorneys for the state say the temporary restraining order should now be a longer-term stay that lasts until the case is fully decided.
Judge Derrick Watson issued a short decision Sunday saying his original order was perfectly clear.
Acquaintances call the federal judge from Honolulu reserved and unemotional. But he’s under attack from the president and his supporters.
Hawaii’s delegation says the budget as it stands now is bad for Hawaii.
A local hearing is scheduled to begin six hours after one in Maryland and 90 minutes before another in Seattle.
It’s not uncommon for the top state lawyers to push back against whichever opposing political party holds the White House.