Federal Judge Blocks Presidents New Rewritten Travel Ban; Trump calls it ‘Judicial Overreach’
Earlier this afternoon a federal judge in Hawaii blocked Donald Trump’s new travel ban, just mere hours before the ban was about to go into effect. CNN broke the news Wednesday afternoon.
The practical effect of the ruling– which applies nationwide — means that travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able to travel to the US.
President Trump and his team were clearly not happy about these breaking developments. During a rally Wednesday night Trump began his opening statement as “the bad, sad news.”
“This is, in the opinion of many, an unprecedented judicial overreach,” Trump claimed during a rally in Nashville Wednesday night.
Multiple federal courts banned Trump’s originally travel ban, which caused the Trump administration to rewrite the ban and in Trumps terms “water” it down.
“Unlike the previous executive order, the new one removed Iraq from the list of banned countries, exempted those with green cards and visas, and removed a provision that arguably prioritizes certain religious minorities.”
The Federal Judge from Hawaii who blocked Trumps new travel ban, Derrick Watson, concluded in his ruling that Trumps new travel ban still failed to pass ‘legal muster.’
“The illogic of the Government’s contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed”