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Should remarks the president made before and after taking office be considered by judges deciding on a challenge to the executive order?
Hirono, Schatz are among those denouncing the attorney general’s remarks about “a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific.”
In Honolulu, Judge Derrick Watson suspends all proceedings in the case until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules.
The Trump administration will go before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to overturn Judge Derrick Watson.
Judge Derrick Watson grants the state’s motion to turn a temporary restraining order against Trump into a preliminary injunction.
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.