Warren applauds travel ban ruling: 'Muslim ban is now 0 for 2 vs the Constitution'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia Warren-backed amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to defense bill MORE (D-Mass.) applauded a federal judge's ruling that immediately blocked President Trump's newly revised travel ban, saying, "Muslim ban is now 0 for 2 vs the Constitution."

"Turns out, an illegal Muslim ban by another name is still an illegal Muslim ban. So the courts just blocked [Trump's] second one," Warren tweeted.


"[Trump's] illegal Muslim ban is still a recruiting tool for ISIS. Still a betrayal of our values. Still doesn't keep us safe. [Trump] your Muslim ban is now 0 for 2 vs the Constitution. Stop fighting the rule of law and start fighting for all Americans," she continued in a series of tweets.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, a President Obama appointee, ruled after a hearing on Wednesday that the state of Hawaii and a Muslim leader showed a "strong" likelihood of success in their lawsuit against the ban. The plaintiffs argued that the policy violates the Establishment Clause and proved that "irreparable harm" is likely if temporary relief is not granted.

The temporary restraining order, which will be in place while the judge considers the case, blocks the major components of the travel ban: a 120-day suspension of the refugee resettlement program and block on nationals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The policy was set to go into effect just after midnight.