Hawaii's attorney general says new USA government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations prove that President Donald Trump's control of immigration and national security isn't hampered by the state's lawsuit over his travel ban.
In its filing, the government points to a Maryland district court's decision to ban only one section of the 15-page travel ban, while highlighting Friday's ruling that the president's revised travel order appears to fall within the president's authority.
The legal issue before him, Trenga wrote, "is whether EO-2 falls within the bounds of the President's statutory authority or whether the President has exercised that authority in violation of constitutional restraints".
"T$3 he substantive revisions reflected in [executive order] have".
White House press secretary Sean Spicer applauded the decision, as did the US Department of Justice.
At this stage of the lawsuit, Trenga concluded, the plaintiffs have not demonstrated a likelihood to succeed on the merits.
Trenga ruled that, despite Trump's past statements, the changes made from the first executive order, notably removing specific references to religion, meant it was not unlawful.
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which backed the complaint, has already said it will appeal the Virginia ruling.
Abbas pointed to Trump's remarks at the rally, saying they showed the president's real motive is a bias against Islam.
"Fortunately, his decision doesn't alter the previous injunctions already blocking what we call the Muslim Ban 2.0", CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper said, according to Politico. "We look forward to the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court weighing in on this matter, as those are the judicial bodies that will ultimately decide whether the Constitution protects the rights of Muslim Americans". The ban has also been put on hold by a federal judge in Maryland.
In our latest website poll, 58% of readers said they oppose Trump's travel ban moves, which have been blocked by the federal courts as unconstitutional and discriminatory.
Since that ruling, Watson has received death threats and is now under 24-hour federal protection from the US Marshals Service.
Chuang granted a nationwide preliminary injunction, though he did not block the entire order.
"It does not surprise me that a judge would defer to the president in such matters", said Stephen Wasby, a legal scholar at the State University of NY in Albany who isn't involved in the case and is critical of the travel ban. But James says the laptop ban on flights might be the one time he's right. Trump's nominee for the vacant seat on the court, Neil Gorsuch, had hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, during which he was asked whether he thought the travel ban constituted a religious test.