July 14, 2017

Federal judge weakens Trump' anti-Muslim travel ban

Salon - A U.S. District Court judge in Hawaii weakened President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Thursday, expanding the category of people exempt from the ban to include grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson ... knocked the administration’s definition of a close familial relationship.

“Government’s definition represents the antithesis of common sense,” the order read. “Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents. Indeed, grandparents are the epitome of close family members. The Government’s definition excludes them. That simply cannot be.”

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