U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson has cut back the injunction he issued against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban order, Politico is reporting.
Watson's move comes after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his injunction, but noted portions that blocked the administration from reviewing vetting procedures were too broad, according to the website.
The judge narrowed the injunction clearing the way for the administration to conduct internal reviews of other nation's vetting procedures for visa applicants while the case is being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, CNN reported.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has called the move a "big win," but others were more cautious.
"Procedurally, this is a narrow, but significant, victory for the government," said Steve Vladeck, CNN legal analyst and professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law.
"But it may have the opposite effect substantively. The stated purpose of the entry ban was to allow the government to conduct this internal review. If it's now able to conduct that review while the ban itself remains on hold, that may undermine the justification for the ban in the first place."
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