United States asks Hawaii judge to clarify ruling on Trump travel ban

01 April, 2017, 01:46 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • United States asks Hawaii judge to clarify ruling on Trump travel ban

The government is appealing a ruling from a federal judge in Maryland that blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban from taking effect.

The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal with the district court in Greenbelt, Maryland, two days after that court and one in Hawaii dealt a new blow to the White House's travel ban, both ruling that it discriminated against Muslims.

"The Constitution has once again put the brakes on President Trump s disgraceful and discriminatory ban", said Omar Jadwat, director of the immigrant rights project at the American Civil Liberties Union.

It was a humiliating setback for Trump, who saw his first attempt at limiting travel from the Muslim world halted by the federal courts last month after it had caused chaos at airports both in the USA and overseas.

One of the attorneys in the Maryland lawsuit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban says the court saw through what he called the government's "maneuvering" and recognized the new order for what it was.

Judge Theodore Chuang issued the order early Thursday, saying the ACLU and other groups were likely to prevail on their arguments that the ban was unconstitutional because it discriminates on the basis of religion.

"We're going to fight this awful ruling", he said, to applause from the crowd.

In all, more than half a dozen states are trying to stop the ban.

Judge Derrick Watson found Wednesday that the legal challenge brought by the state of Hawaii was likely to succeed on the merits of an argument that the executive order violates the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which requires government actions to have a primarily secular objective. "Despite minor changes, the administration's new executive order is just as legally objectionable and morally reprehensible as the original", said Senator Ben Cardin, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This December 2015 photo shows U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu.

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"This Muslim ban was threatening to either separate or continue to separate families who've already been separated for months and years", Cox said. Trump says the measure is necessary for national security to protect the country from "terrorist attacks".

A different panel of judges in the 9th Circuit will probably hear the appeal of Hawaii's case.

Citing comments by Trump on "Meet the Press", Chuang said, "When questioned whether his new formulation was a "rollback" of his call for a "Muslim ban, ' he described it as an 'expansion" and explained that 'people were so upset when I used the word Muslim, ' so he was instead 'talking territory instead of Muslim'".

The president reacted with his usual bluster at a rally Wednesday night in Tennessee, calling the Hawaii ruling "political", berating the 9th Circuit generally and adding, "This ruling makes us look weak, which, by the way, we no longer are, believe me". He also noted that while courts should not examine the "veiled psyche" and "secret motives" of government decision-makers, "the remarkable facts at issue here require no such impermissible inquiry".

Trump has called the Hawaii ruling an example of "unprecedented judicial overreach" and has indicated it will be appealed.

"The law in the Constitution gave the president the power to suspend immigration when he deems it to be in the national interest of our country", he said. "And the law is clear", said the White House spokesman.

The 4th Circuit is known as a more conservative court compared to the 9th Circuit, said Buzz Frahn, an attorney who has been tracking the litigation nationwide.

The Maryland plaintiffs also argued the ban illegally reduces the number of refugees authorized to enter the US this year.

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