Hawaii tells Supreme Court it plans to challenge new travel ban

by Lydia Wheeler
October 6, 2017

In a letter to the Supreme Court on Thursday, an attorney for the state of Hawaii said the state is planning to challenge President Trump’s new travel ban.

Hawaii’s attorney, Neal Katyal, said the state plans to file a motion in district court on Friday asking that the court lift the stay of its proceedings and permit the filing of an amended complaint and motion to temporarily block the president’s new order, which is set to go into effect in two weeks.

The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear cases challenging Trump’s previous 90-day ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries on Oct. 10, but canceled arguments after Trump issued on Sept. 24 new targeted restrictions on travelers from Chad, North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

In briefs Thursday, the Department of Justice argued the Supreme Court should throw out the lower court rulings against the ban and rule the cases are now moot.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Rodney Steward says:

    If those Obama hold overs want them they can have them, but they must stay their and NOT LEAVE TO come to REAL AMERICA! Anyone seen this place lately, homeless people every where, laying under trees, in parks, every where with a blanket! It stays the same Temp. all the time and perfect for free loading scum to lay around and do nothing but drugs!

  • Humble Servant says:

    I think Trump has figured these crazies out and has come up with a plan to hold their law suits at bay. Just change the countries on the list of no fly areas on a 80day timeline and all the court cases waiting to be heard will be dropped. Good going POTUS!!!

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