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The Wall Street Journal: Trump’s revised travel ban blocked by Hawaii judge

A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order Wednesday that bars implementation of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration and refugees, a significant legal blow to the president.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson said challengers were likely to succeed in their arguments that Trump’s restrictions on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries amounted to unconstitutional religious discrimination.

Judge Watson, an Obama appointee, said it mattered that Trump as a candidate had called for a ban on the entry of Muslims into the U.S. Such statements “betray the Executive Order’s stated secular purpose,” the judge wrote in a 43-page opinion.

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