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Hawai‘i to Pursue Legal Action on Travel Ban

March 8, 2017, 8:40 AM HST
* Updated March 8, 8:46 AM
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Hawai‘i Attorney General Doug Chin confirmed yesterday, March 7, 2017, that the State of Hawai‘i intends to pursue legal action regarding President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, which was issued on Monday, March 6.

The state, together with the Department of Justice, asked Judge Derrick K. Watson for an expedited briefing schedule on a motion for a temporary restraining order. If Judge Watson agrees, this schedule will allow the court to hear the state’s motion before the new travel ban goes into effect on March 16, 2017.

The state anticipates filing a second amended complaint and a motion for temporary restraining order in the near future. Those documents will be available to the public after they have been filed in court.

Download the Hawaii Joint Motion,

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