Hawaii turns out to be first state to sue over Trumps reconsidered travel boycott The Guardian

“Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against Donald Trumpu2019s revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Muslim population, tourism and foreign students.
Attorneys for the state filed the lawsuit against the US government on Wednesday in the federal court in Honolulu. The state had sued over Trumpu2019s initial travel ban, but that lawsuit was put on hold while other cases played out across the country.
Trumpu2019s new executive order, signed on Monday, bars new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and replaces an initial order issued on 27 January, which was chaotically rolled out and subsequently halted by a federal court following a barrage of legal challenges from states and advocate groups across the country.
The new order sought to alleviate some of these complaints by offering exemptions to lawful permanent US residents and current visa holders from the six countries u2013 Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Iran, Syria and Libya u2013 as well as staggering the timeframe of implementation.
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But the state of Hawaii argues in an amended complaint that the new order remains incompatible with freedom of religion protections in both the state and federal constitutions, will harm the stateu2019s economy and educational institutions, and would prevent Hawaiians with family members in the six targeted countries from reuniting.
u201cGiven that the new executive order began life as a u2018Muslim banu2019, its implementation also means that the state will be forced to tolerate a policy that disfavours one religion and violates the establishment clauses of both the federal and state constitutions,u201d the complaint states.
Hawaiiu2019s attorney general, Douglas Chin, said nothing of substance had changed in Trumpu2019s revised order. u201cThere is the same blanket ban on entry from Muslim-majority countries (minus one) and the same sweeping shutdown of refugee admissions (absent one exception) and lawless warren of exceptions and waivers,u201d Chin said.”

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