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Hawaii Judge Who Blocked Trump's Revised Travel Ban Receives Threats

Hawaii Judge Who Blocked Trump's Revised Travel Ban Receives Threats
(AP)

By    |   Friday, 24 March 2017 09:46 AM EDT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that the federal judge who ruled against President Donald Trump's revision to his travel ban has been receiving threatening messages, CNN reported. 

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued a 43-page ruling last Wednesday that led to a temporary restraining order for the ban. Watson said in his ruling that claims of religious discrimination in the order would have a "strong likelihood of success."

FBI spokeswoman Michele Ernst said they know about threats Watson has received and is prepared to help, but did not provide further information about the investigation.

The U.S. Marshals Service is leading the investigation, and said it does not discuss specifics about security.

"The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for the protection of federal judicial officials, including judges and prosecutors, and we take that responsibility very seriously," they said.

The revised travel ban would have put a 90-day ban on people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S., and a 120-day ban on any refugees.

"The illogic of the government's contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed," Watson wrote in his order, according to CNN.

Sources told CBS affiliate KGMB that the threats are coming from the continental U.S.

The U.S. Marshals Service has flown in about 12 deputies for 24-hour protection for the judge, KGMB reported.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that the federal judge who ruled against President Donald Trump's revision to his travel ban has been receiving threatening messages, CNN reported.
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