Published on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trump travel ban blocked again

President Donald Trump's new travel ban has been blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii just hours before it was due to come into force.

US District Judge Derrick Watson cited 'questionable evidence' that the ban was a matter of national security, as argued by the US Government.

He said the court had established a strong likelihood that the ban, if implemented, would cause 'irreparable injury' by violating First Amendment protections against religious discrimination.

President Trump said the ruling was an 'unprecedented judicial overreach'.

The recent order, revised from Trump's initial order in January, wanted to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.

The earlier version had sparked confusion and protests at airports and was blocked by a judge in Seattle.

Story Image

Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:

Email other comments made to this story
Code Request a new picture 5 characters

NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
  • Better Safe?

    Better wise than foolishly group hugging dangerous religious zealots?

    By Joe Curry, Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • US Democracy works!

    Thanks good, and lets hope this nightmare president will be history, as sooner as better. He's poison to the US international relationship

    By Rudolph Seiberlich, Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mole Poll
Have you experienced sexual harassment at work?
YES 50.01 %
NO 49.99 %

Thank you for your vote

Move scroll bar (above) left to right for more videos!