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Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:38 PM

Federal Judge Says Trump Travel Ban Can't Keep Out Grandparents And Other Family Members

Trump loses again in court https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/federal-judge-limits-trump-administration-travel-ban?utm_term=.jgzlA96LRO#.ropJQ28AMr

The federal judge in Hawaii who initially put President Trump's revised travel and refugee ban on hold on Thursday placed limits on the administration's recent rules enforcing a limited version of that ban.

The US Supreme Court allowed a portion of Trump's March 6 executive order to go into effect in a June 26 ruling. Hawaii, though, had argued that the federal government's interpretation of the Supreme Court's ruling which exempted those with a "bona fide relationship" with people or entities in the US from being banned was too narrow.

The federal government cannot use the executive order to "exclude grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of persons in the United States," US District Judge Derrick Watson ruled, agreeing with Hawaii.

Watson also placed additional restrictions on which potential refugees can be excluded under the order. Specifically, Watson ruled that a potential refugee's "assurance from a United States refugee resettlement agency" constitutes the sort of "bona fide relationship" that bars enforcement of the executive order against that would-be refugee.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:38 PM

1. This makes me smile

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:53 PM

2. Me too!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 12:54 AM

3. That's awesome

Especially since it's Hawaii striking back against him. Nicely done.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Jul 14, 2017, 01:00 AM

4. Thanks, Obama!!

And, of course, Judge Derrick Kahala Watson (born 1966):



A native of Hawaii, he graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School before entering private practice in San Francisco. He served as a federal prosecutor for some years in California and then Hawaii, rising to become chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Hawaii. Appointed to the federal bench in 2012 and 2013 by President Barack Obama, he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in 2013. Watson is the fourth Native Hawaiian federal judge in U.S. history, and the only one currently serving. (Wikipedia)

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Fri Jul 14, 2017, 03:09 AM

5. Kick

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Fri Jul 14, 2017, 07:58 AM

6. From my twitter feed

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