A federal judge in Hawaii extended his previous order blocking President Trump's travel ban until the state's lawsuit over the executive action is resolved.

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, a President Obama appointee, ruled earlier this month that the state of Hawaii and a Muslim leader showed a "strong" likelihood to succeed in their lawsuit against the ban. They argue that the policy violates the Establishment Clause and proved that "irreparable harm" is likely if temporary relief is not granted, leading Watson to grant them a temporary restraining order that put the ban on ice.

On Wednesday, he extended that temporary restraining order, issuing a longer-lasting preliminary injunction, which will continue to prevent the implementation of Trump's order.

Read the complete original version of this item...