Partial Trump Travel Ban Already Challenged by Hawaii


Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin at the University of Guam commencement in May

Honolulu -- Within hours of its effectiveness, the state of Hawaii was in federal court, asking for clarification of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that reinstated parts of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, arguing that the Trump administration had interpreted the court's decision too narrowly.

In a court filing, Hawaii said the U.S. government intended to violate the Supreme Court's instructions by improperly excluding from the United States people who actually have a close family relationship to U.S. persons.

Hawaii called the refusal of the new ban to recognize grandparents, fiancés, and other relatives as part of an acceptable family relationship, "a plain violat