POLITICS/WORLD — Hawaii Judge Extends Travel Ban Block, Issues Preliminary Injunction

On Wednesday evening, a judge in Hawaii issued a preliminary injunction against President Trump’s divisive executive order, which barred refugees and travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The decision to implement the injunction was handed down by the same Hawaii judge whose original travel ban block was criticized by the White House earlier in March. The injunction effectively transforms Judge Derrick Watson’s earlier restraining order into an indefinite roadblock, which will likely be met with plenty of pushback from the Trump administration.

“The State sufficiently identified monetary and intangible injuries to the University of Hawaii,” Watson wrote in his order, citing evidence presented by state attorneys earlier in the month. “… [They] also presented evidence of injury to its tourism industry.” The judge continued,