Hawaii Judge Orders Nationwide Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

Seems like this judge let his power get to his head and now thinks he is the POTUS.

Don’t think Donald will take too kindly to his actions.

A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.

The decision is a fresh legal blow for the president just two weeks after a Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to implement its travel ban against refugees and foreign nationals from six countries who have no connection to the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson apparently has issues with how the new temporary ban has defined ‘bona fide relationships’ to people or organizations in the U.S.

“The Government’s definition of close familial relationship is not only not compelled by the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision, but contradicts it,” the judge wrote.

“Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents. Indeed, grandparents are the epitome of close family members,” the judge wrote.

Mr. Trump’s restrictions sought to impose a 90-day ban on U.S. entry for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, and to suspend temporarily the U.S. program for admitting refugees.

Mr. Trump has said the order would help prevent terrorism and allow his administration time to study vetting procedures world-wide.

Thursday’s order, like previous decisions in the legal saga, wasn’t a final ruling on the ban, but instead a decision on what rules should be in place while litigation continues over whether Mr. Trump’s restrictions are legal.

The Supreme Court will give the case a full airing in October, and it intended its June ruling to strike a balance in the meantime, allowing Mr. Trump to bar some travel, but not for people with close connections to the U.S., such as with family, schools and employers.

WSJ

Has the judge overstepped with this ruling?

What do you think the end game is for Judge Watson?

We have to point out that his judge was appointed by Obama.

Do you think the former president is giving him direct orders to fight Trump?

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