- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - A federal judge in Honolulu is suspending Hawaii’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted the government’s request for a stay. He’s halting the case while a nationwide injunction remains in place in a suit brought by Washington state and Minnesota.

Washington state and Minnesota sued Trump last week, saying the ban harms residents and effectively mandates discrimination. The case is before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin filed a lawsuit Friday, saying the ban keeps families apart and harms the state’s tourism industry.

Watson’s order cancels a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in the Hawaii lawsuit.



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