Hawaii reformulated their case to the Ninth Circus’ specifications and brought it back before Judge Derrick Watson, who promptly affirmed that he has the power to overrule the President as a district judge based on entirely his own personal opinion.
It is going to be like this with every decision the administration makes for the next four to eight years.
Even if this loudmouth little tyrant of a judge is shut up, until Trump ignores these district judges or has them removed en mass, the Democrats will keep judge shopping until they find one who believes that their district courts can overrule the ability for the Presidency to control immigration or run the country in general.
Onto the Ninth Circus and then the Supreme Court for another (likely) slapdown:
A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
The decision is a fresh legal blow for the president just two weeks after a Supreme Court ruling allowed the administration to implement its travel ban against refugees and foreign nationals from six countries who have no connection to the U.S.
The justices said Mr. Trump’s administration couldn’t enforce the ban against people with bona fide relationships to people or organizations in the U.S. Days after, the Trump administration adopted a narrow view of what relationships counted for an exemption from the ban.
The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokeswoman for the Justice Department, which is defending the ban, had no immediate comment on the court order.
Administration officials said visa applicants and refugees with U.S.-based spouses, children, parents and siblings would be allowed in. But those with only lesser ties—such as grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins—would be subject to the ban.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii took issue with that interpretation. He issued an order late Thursday, which applies nationwide, that says people with broader family ties are also exempt from the ban.
“The Government’s definition of close familial relationship is not only not compelled by the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision, but contradicts it,” the judge wrote.