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Hirono, Schatz react to travel ban ruling

June 13, 2017

Hawaii’s congressional leaders reacted to the Ninth Circuit Court’s ruling Monday against President Trump’s travel ban.

“The Ninth Circuit’s decision to uphold Judge Watson’s ruling against President Trump’s Muslim ban is another win for the rule of law,” said Sen. Brian Schatz. “The courts continue to affirm what we already know: the Muslim ban is un-American, unconstitutional, and contrary to everything we stand for.”

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said: “Court after court has seen this Muslim Ban for what it is: an illegal attack on a group of individuals singled out for their religion. Today is a victory not only for Hawaii, but for our shared American values. The decision is a welcome reminder that the federal courts serve an invaluable function in our system of checks and balances.

“Although President’s Trump’s cabinet may think otherwise, today’s ruling affirms that judges in Hawaii are more than capable of applying our laws and Constitution to President Trump’s dangerous policies. I’m proud that my home state has shown leadership in fighting against President Trump’s Muslim Ban.”