The opinion from the judge was just released. The judge is upholding the travel ban executive order from the Trump administration in what amounts to a second victory in the last few weeks against the previous Democrat backed efforts to derail the initial travel ban executive order.
U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson, who was the previous judge that placed the initial temporary restraining order, on Thursday denied an emergency motion filed by Hawaii asking him to clarify what the U.S. Supreme Court meant by a “bona fide” relationship in its ruling last month.
The revised order for citizens of six terrorist prone countries went into effect when the Supreme Court handed down a 9-0 ruling striking down the previously issued temporary restraining orders from lower courts.
The Supreme Court’s opinion did allow those with a bona fide connection to the United States through an educational institution and/or other visa to be allowed into the United States. The Trump Administration has since clarified the exceptions within the framework of the Supreme Court opinion to be extremely strict.
The Supreme Court will be taking up the case in full later this year when it resumes its session after the summer recess.
BREAKING: Hawaii judge leaves Trump administration rules in place for travel ban.