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>> Hawaii becoming the first State to challenge President Trump's new travel ban. Asking a federal court on Wednesday for an emergency halt to the latest executive order that restricts travel from six Muslim majority countries. The state on Tuesday said it would seek a temporary restraining order against the new ban after filing a lawsuit against the original ban in early February, a case that has since been put on hold.
Several other states had challenged the first travel ban, most notably Washington State. But the new order issued this week is much more narrowly tailored than the first, which legal experts say makes the new ban harder to challenge. Cuz it doesn't affect as many people and allows more exemptions.
Reuters legal correspondent, Mika Rosenberg, explains.>> One of the main things that the lawsuits have to prove is something that's called standing, which means that whoever is suing has been harmed by the policy. So now, with this large number of people who have been exempt from the current ban, that means that it might be more difficult to find people who can claim that they've been harmed in court.
>> In an interview with CNN, a lead attorney for Hawaii said the new ban still, quote, suffers from the same constitutional and statutory defects. And immigration advocates said it's still discriminates against Muslims. The justice department saying it's confident that president's actions are lawful. Oral arguments in the case have been requested to be held on March 15th, the day before the new travel ban is set to take effect.