Hawaii Judge Strikes Damaging Blow To Trump’s Travel Ban

After the Supreme Court temporarily upheld Trump’s travel ban, everyone thought the fight was over for now.

Turns out we couldn’t have been more wrong.

Liberal activist judges are always looking for ways to impose their dangerous agenda.  Hawaii made it clear they were unhappy with the travel ban from the start, stopping it in past iterations and throwing a tantrum once it went into effect.

Now they have decided the best course of action is to whittle it away if they cannot stop it entirely.

From The Wall Street Journal:

A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.

The Justice Department had argued the Trump administration’s implementation of the ban was faithful with the Supreme Court’s ruling. It also argued that only the high court should be able to clarify or modify its ruling.

In a word: infuriating.  The Trump administration made clear that its ban clearly followed the rules laid out by the Supreme Court.  It was, in fact, excessively broad by including step-parents and other family not normally considered nuclear.  In other cases concerning immigration, siblings are not allowed to sponsor an individual for entry.

But the lower court has decided that this definition should be as broad as possible.  This negates many of the protections of the travel ban in place until the Supreme Court makes a final ruling, making it harder to vet immigrants from dangerous nations.

Expect a strong response from Trump’s Justice Department, who must be fed up with the liberal Judiciary acting like the Executive branch.  At some point these activist intrusions will warrant stronger action against the Judiciary.  Surely Trump would like to avoid that, but if he can get nothing done because of the judges Obama put in place, he may have no choice.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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