Federal judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Honulolu (Hawaii), Mar. 30 (ANI): A federal judge in Hawaii has extended the order of the revised travel ban executive order. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson blocked the revised executive order two weeks ago -- but it was only a temporary halt through a restraining order. The plaintiffs asked for it to be converted into a longer term preliminary injunction, and he agreed last night. The court concludes that on the record before it, Plaintiffs have met their burden of establishing a strong likelihood of success on the merits of their Establishment Clause claim, the CNN reported. The Justice Department can now appeal the ruling to the ninth Circuit, should it choose to do so. (ANI)