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The court took note of Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric, and the fact that he shared on Twitter anti-Muslim videos posted by a far-right British political figure.
The government said after last month’s Supreme Court ruling that a “bona fide relationship” meant close family members only, such as parents, spouses, fiancés, siblings and children.
The Supreme Court ruling exempted travelers and refugees who have a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United States.
Both bans are now due to partly go into effect in 72 hours, based on a memorandum issued by the Trump administration on June 14.
If the case was moot, the Supreme Court would have no reason to rule on it and lower court rulings against the administration would remain in place.
The three-judge panel did not address whether it was unconstitutional discrimination against Muslims.
In a Facebook post, Rep. Clay Higgins said radicalized Islamic suspects should be hunted down and killed as “all of Christendom is at war with Islamic horror.”
Last week the Trump administration rolled out new policies for those seeking a U.S. visa, asking for the social media handles they have used over the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years.
The nine justices are set to weigh whether Trump’s harsh election campaign rhetoric can be used as evidence that the order was intended to discriminate against Muslims.
To improve relations, the Council of Islamic Schools in North America asked its schools to arrange meetings between their own students and those at other, non-Muslim schools.
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, representing the challengers, said in court papers that Trump’s comments before the election cannot be ignored.
Sixteen Democratic state attorneys general and D.C. are now backing Hawaii in its bid to block the Muslim ban.
In its challenge to the Muslim ban, Hawaii claims its state universities would be harmed by the order because they would have trouble recruiting students and faculty.
The study found that 38 percent of Muslims feared they could be victimized by white supremacist groups, a rate far higher than other major religions.
The courts have been asked in lawsuits challenging the ban to issue restraining orders that would prevent it from taking effect pending resolution of the litigation.
The revised executive order “will cause severe and immediate harms,” according to a complaint filed Monday.
Reports from the Department of Homeland Security directly contradict some of the logic behind the ban.
About 100 headstones were overturned at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia just a week after a similar incident occurred in Missouri.
Mayor Mike Taylor said on Wednesday that one mosque opponent accused council members of working with "terrorists."
Traditionally, judges have been extremely cautious about stepping on the executive branch’s authority in such matters
Immigration rights groups said the operations, which they describe as raids, were not business as usual.
U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle said he was not prepared to slow down the travel ban case.
U.S. courts historically have been careful about probing the motives behind laws, in part out of respect for the separation of powers.