A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday temporarily blocked the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from certain nations, just hours before it was set to take effect.
Since Trump signed an executive order in January establishing a ban on travel of people from Muslim-majority nations, it has been a point of contention and challenged in court. Here’s a look at the ban’s journey through the legal system.
Oct. 17 – Federal judge temporarily blocks travel ban
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted a request from Hawaii to temporarily block the latest version of Trump’s travel ban, which was supposed to take effect at midnight ET on Oct. 18.
Hawaii has argued that the revised ban – which includes citizens from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, and some Venezuelan government officials and their families – is a continuation of…