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PBC News & Comment: Trump Travel Ban 2.0 is Blocked by Courts

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland block enforcement of new order that Trump admits is “watered-down” version of the first…..--in Hawaii, Judge Derrick Watson skewers Trump with his own statements, before and after inauguration, and sees clear religious discrimination

--here are some key quotes from Watson’s ruling

--internal government reports contradict claims of rational basis for 6-nation travel ban

--in op-ed, law professor Martin Redish says Trump is not above the courts

--40% of US colleges report sharp drop in applicants from abroad, predictive of likely drop in premium tuition rates paid by noncitizens

--first daughter Ivanka was attending Broadway musical about welcoming refugees as her daddy was spewing hate in Nashville

--American Catholics are praying for refugees during Lent