Thursday, March 16, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Trump's Muslim Ban Dealt Another Blow By Maryland District Judge

Donald Trump's Muslim ban 2.0 took another hit after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii issued a nationwide halt just hours before it was to take effect.

This morning, in the wake of last night's stinging rebuke, a federal judge in Maryland suspended a portion of the ban that prevented visas being issued to nationals of the six countries.

The Maryland ruling was made by U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang who determined that Trump's executive order was "the realization of the long-envisioned Muslim ban" and pointed to comments Trump had espoused during and after his campaign.

Chuang granted a preliminary injunction on a nationwide basis, but declined to stay the ruling should an emergency appeal be filed.

In Hawaii's ruling, Judge Watson issued a flat nationwide halt to Trump's ban.

Last night during a campaign style rally in Nashville, Tenn. Trump called Judge Watson's ruling an "unprecedented judicial overreach"  . Trump then hinted that Watson’s ruling was motivated by “political reasons,” and said he would appeal the case all the way to the Supreme Court.

Trump has not yet commented/tweeted on the ruling by Chuang.

A Judge in Washington state heard arguments on the legal challenges Wednesday and may also issue a ruling Thursday.

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