NYPOST by AP
A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments.
Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims and
hurts the state’s tourist-dependent economy. The implied message in the
revised ban is like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim ban, Muslim ban'” that
the government didn’t bother to turn off, state Attorney General
Douglas Chin told the judge.
Extending the temporary order until the state’s lawsuit was
resolved would ensure the constitutional rights of Muslim citizens
across the U.S. are vindicated after “repeated stops and starts of the
last two months,” the state has said.