Hawai’i v. Trump: Order Granting Motion to Convert TRO to PI
On March 15, 2017, the Court temporarily enjoined Sections 2 and 6 of
Executive Order No. 13,780, entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist
Entry into the United States,” 82 Fed. Reg. 13209 (Mar. 6, 2017). See Order
Granting Mot. for TRO, ECF No. 219 [hereinafter TRO]. Plaintiffs State of
Hawai‘i and Ismail Elshikh, Ph.D., now move to convert the TRO to a preliminary
injunction. See Pls.’ Mot. to Convert TRO to Prelim. Inj., ECF No. 238 [hereinafter
Upon consideration of the parties’ submissions, and following a hearing on
March 29, 2017, the Court concludes that, on the record before it, Plaintiffs have met their burden of establishing a strong likelihood of success on the merits of their
Establishment Clause claim, that irreparable injury is likely if the requested relief is
not issued, and that the balance of the equities and public interest counsel in favor of
granting the requested relief. Accordingly, Plaintiffs’ Motion (ECF No. 238) is
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