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Hawaii judge freezes Trump’s revamped travel ban

HONOLULU: A federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday halted Donald Trump's revised executive order temporarily closing US borders to refugees and nationals from six Muslim-majority countries, dealing the president a humiliating defeat. US District Judge Derrick Watson ruled that the state of Hawaii, in its legal challenge to the order, had established a strong likelihood that the ban would cause "irreparable injury" were it to go ahead. The ruling means a nationwide freeze on enforcement of a ban on entry by nationals of…

Tech companies to meet on legal challenge to Trump immigration order

CALIFORNIA: A group of technology companies plans to meet on Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, said a spokesperson for a company organizing the gathering. The meeting is being called together by GitHub, which makes software development tools. Amicus, or friend of the court, briefs are filed by parties who are not litigants in a case but want to offer arguments or information to…