Travel Ban Lawsuits

    Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks outside federal court in Honolulu, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
    A federal judge in Hawaii questioned government attorneys Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order
    blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban because suspending the nation’s refugee program has no
    effect on the state. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson is hearing arguments on whether to extend his
    temporary order until Hawaii’s lawsuit works its way through the courts. Even if he does not issue a
    longer-lasting hold on the ban, his temporary block would stay in place until he rules otherwise.