ATG NEWS RELEASE: Parties brief latest arguments regarding scope of travel ban with Federal CourtPosted on Jul 12, 2017 in Latest News
HONOLULU – Today Hawaii filed its reply in response to the Trump Administration’s arguments regarding the scope of the partial travel and refugee bans allowed by the United States Supreme Court in Hawaii v. Trump.
A previous request by Hawaii to federal district court Judge Derrick K. Watson to clarify the scope of the partial bans in light of the Supreme Court’s decision was declined by Judge Watson on July 6. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on July 7 left open the possibility that the federal district court could instead entertain a request from Hawaii for injunctive relief. That evening, Hawaii filed a new motion with Judge Watson seeking such relief.
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