The Trump administration on Thursday appealed a Hawaii federal judge’s preliminary injunction blocking the president's second travel ban, sending the issue back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The appeals court previously ruled against the government in a case challenging the earlier executive order on immigration, prompting President Donald Trump to lash out at the court in a press conference, calling it a circuit "in chaos."
Here's how the new case has arrived at the Ninth Circuit: Hawaii District Judge Derrick K. Watson converted his March 15 temporary restraining order against the ban to a preliminary injunction Wednesday. The injunction blocks two sections of the March 6 executive order that ban entry of foreign nationals from six majority-Muslim countries for 90 days and suspend the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days.