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>> President Trump's new travel ban get slapped down again for now. A US judge in Hawaii granting temporary restraining order Wednesday hours before the new executive order temporarily banning visitors from six muslim majority nations was due to take effect. Reuters legal correspondent Dan Levine is in Honolulu. And said the judge was tough on both sides during the hearing.
>> He told the state of Hawaii that he thought the executive order, the new one, was pretty neutral on its face when it came to religion, that it didn't seem to apply to Muslims. Themselves however he was also pretty clear that we had to look at Trump's statements as well and that he's allowed to do that.
The state of Hawaii had said that Trump's campaign website still has statements on there advocating a complete ban on Muslim immigration to the US.>> Hawaii's attorney general challenged the new ban signed on March 6th, which revamped an earlier, more sweeping order, arguing the state's universities and tourist economy would be harmed by the travel restrictions.
In another hearing Wednesday in Maryland, refugee settlement agencies sued the government, arguing it discriminates on the basis of religion and violates the US Constitution. The judge in that case said he would try to issue his ruling Wednesday. The first ban which impacted seven Muslim majority nations, issued late January and caused chaos at the airports, was halted by a federal court in Seattle after Washington State's attorney general sued.
And Wednesday, the same Seattle judge who blocked the first ban heard a new case by a group of plaintiffs applying for immigrant visas who asked to stop the new order. California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon said in court filings they supported the plaintiffs. Now it's the Trump Administrations turn to appeal, as they did in the last round, which they lost.