The ruling by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu also opens the door for more refugees and deals Trump a fresh courtroom defeat.
Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg
As Trump’s travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations goes to court again, the controversies over the ‘discriminatory’ order continue.
Trump’s executive order would temporarily ban refugees as well as travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries. The president has said the ban is needed for national security.
US district judge Derrick Watson put an emergency stop to the new order in response to a lawsuit filed by the state of Hawaii, which argued that the order discriminated against Muslims in violation of the US constitution.
In its ruling, the judges said the government had failed to show that any person from the seven Muslim-majority countries had planned a terrorist attack in the US.
Donald Trump could try to bring a legal claim alleging that the election was rigged in favour of Clinton, but if his lawyers are unable to muster specific facts to support it, the lawsuit would be dismissed.