Federal judge in Hawaii freezes President Trump’s new travel ban

One thing we can say for certain about tomorrow morning. There will be tweets:

A federal judge in Hawaii has frozen President Trump’s new executive order temporarily barring the issuance of new visas to citizens of six-Muslim majority countries and suspending the admission of new refugees.

U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson froze the order nationwide.

Watson was the second of three judges to hear arguments Wednesday on whether to freeze the ban. A federal judge in Maryland said he also could rule before day’s end after a morning hearing, and the same federal judge in Washington state who suspended Trump’s first travel ban was set to hear arguments starting at 5 p.m. Eastern.

The hearing in Hawaii came in response to a lawsuit filed by the state itself. Lawyers for Hawaii alleged the new travel ban, much like the old, violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment because it is essentially a Muslim ban, hurts the ability of state businesses and universities to recruit top talent and damages the state’s robust tourism industry.

Trump’s Tax Return

I haven’t really been paying too much attention to Maddow’s drop of a few pages of Trump’s tax return from 2005 because I needed a break from the news for a day. (Back to work today after being snowed in yesterday). But I just love that the White House has confirmed that it is Trump’s tax returns and then Trump tweets this:

How can it be “fake news” when you confirmed that it is real. You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.