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ATG NEWS RELEASE: Parties brief latest arguments regarding scope of travel ban with Federal Court

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – Today Hawaii filed its reply in response to the Trump Administration’s arguments regarding the scope of the partial travel and refugee bans allowed by the United States Supreme Court in Hawaii v. Trump.

A previous request by Hawaii to federal district court Judge Derrick K. Watson to clarify the scope of the partial bans in light of the Supreme Court’s decision was declined by Judge Watson on July 6. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on July 7 left open the possibility that the federal district court could instead entertain a request from Hawaii for injunctive relief. That evening, Hawaii filed a new motion with Judge Watson seeking such relief.

A copy of the reply memorandum filed today is attached.

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For more information, contact:

Joshua A. Wisch

Special Assistant to the Attorney General

Phone: (808) 586-1284

Email: [email protected]


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