[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website] ruled [order, PDF] that his prior injunction [JURIST report] on President Donald Trump’s [official bio] first travel ban does not apply to Trump’s newly revised ban [text]. Judge James Robart said [NBC News report] that the revised order is “different enough” from the original so that his prior injunction should not apply. However, federal judges from Hawaii and Maryland [opinions, PDF] have already temporarily blocked [JURIST report] the revised ban. Critics of the ban say that it still discriminates against Muslims, which Trump has denied.
Trump’s travel bans have engendered significant courtroom drama. On Thursday the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied [JURIST report] a rehearing of Trump’s original immigration order. Last week the Department of Justice withdrew [JURIST report] their appeal after Trump signed his revised ban. The DOJ had originally sought the appeal [JURIST report] in February.