Attorneys representing Hawaii in the state's challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban are asking that the full panel of a federal appeals court hear the case.
In a 43-page decision, Chuang detailed many of Trump's statements about Muslims from the campaign trail and concluded that despite the significant changes to who was exempted by the executive order the second time around, "the history of public statements continues to provide a convincing case that the goal of the Second Executive Order remains the realization of the long-envisioned Muslim ban".
It has expedited that appeal by the Trump administration, scheduling a three-judge panel to hear the issues in that case on May 15.
The Ninth Circuit refused to reinstate Trump's first travel ban in February, after a district court judge in Washington blocked it.
At issue in the Circuit Court's review is also whether that court will postpone, during the appeal process, a Maryland federal judge's nationwide ruling barring enforcement of the 90-day suspension of entry by anyone from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The Trump Administration had already gained review by the Circuit Court on an expedited schedule, and the case has been scheduled for a hearing on May 8. Those arguments in the Ninth Circuit are scheduled for May 15. The ruling created a split among the lower courts, increasing the likelihood that the Supreme Court will hear the case.
Oral arguments are now scheduled for May 8.
The spokesman said Manafort is "taking appropriate steps in response to the guidance" he was given by the Justice Department.