US judge to hear arguments on longer block to travel ban

Source: Associated Press

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban planned to hear arguments Wednesday on whether to extend his order until the state’s lawsuit works its way through the courts.

But even if U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson does not issue a longer-lasting hold on the ban, the temporary block would stay in place until he rules otherwise. Legal experts say it is unlikely Watson would side with the Trump administration.

The state says the policy discriminates against Muslims, while the government says it falls within Trump’s power to protect national security.

Here’s a look at what led up to Wednesday’s hearing in Honolulu:

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