A federal judge in Hawaii ruled late Thursday that the Trump administration’s narrow definition of “close family” should be expanded to include grandparents and other family members. US District Judge Derrick K. Watson also ruled that refugees who had assurances from resettlement agencies could also be exempt from the ban. More on the ruling is available at the Washington Post.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments for and against President Trump’s travel ban. Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton are hearing the case. Who are the judges and lawyers involved? The Associated Press has a breakdown here.