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>> A US District Court Judge giving Hawaii the go ahead to move forward with its challenge to President Trump's new travel ban. But the first real hurdle will be to prove that the order has done harm, which Reuters legal correspondent, Micah Rosenberg says will be much harder now.
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>> Hawaii's lawsuit is basically a rehash of the old complaint that they filed against the first order, where they claimed that this order is discriminatory against Muslims. And that it adversely affects the states economy by hurting tourism and also their state universities. But the problem with this lawsuit is that the new order has created a lot of exemptions and waivers for a much broader range of people.
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Which means that it's gonna be difficult for Hawaii and other states and other challengers, to find people who have actually been hurt by this ban.>> To bolster it's case, Hawaii is also filing the lawsuit with a plaintiff, an Egyptian Ismail at a local mosque, who is a US citizen, and is married to a Syrian woman.
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He is claiming that his wife's mother won't be able to visit under the new ban.>> That is the claim that they're being heard and being discriminated against. But the difficulty is that in the new order, there's actually a waiver for close family members that can prove that they're being harmed by not being able to enter.
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So the government is probably going to argue that this wouldn't apply in that case.>> A hearing is set for March 15th, a day before the new travel ban is scheduled to go into effect.