Trump sees red over travel ban hurdles

US President Donald Trump speaking during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon on March 16, 2017.
US President Donald Trump speaking during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon on March 16, 2017.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

WASHINGTON • An angry President Donald Trump promised to take his fight for a ban on travel to the United States from parts of the Muslim world all the way to the Supreme Court, as federal judges blocked his second bid to impose such restrictions.

Not long before his latest travel order was scheduled to take effect yesterday, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide temporary restraining order. Later, a second judge in Maryland also blocked its implementation.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump hit back during a rally in Nashville, Tennessee, at what he called "unprecedented judicial overreach", and vowed to fight it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2017, with the headline 'Trump sees red over travel ban hurdles'. Print Edition | Subscribe