They highlighted the case of a Muslim plaintiff, Ismail Elshikh, the imam of a Honolulu mosque. He argued that the ban would have prevented his mother-in-law, who lives in Syria, from visiting family in Hawaii.
Jeffrey Wall, the acting attorney general, attempted to defend the ban and insist that it was not directed against Muslims – insisting that past statements by Mr Trump and aides should not be considered when assessing whether the new order was motivated by “religious animus.”
But Judge Watson was not convinced, and ruled that the state of Hawaii had…
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