Hawaii judge who blocked new Trump travel ban gets death threats

Published: Oct. 18, 2017 at 5:18 PM HST|Updated: Oct. 18, 2017 at 8:52 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has been assigned a 24-hour protection detail after receiving numerous death threats for blocking President Trump's latest travel ban, sources tell Hawaii News Now.

The decision to block the revised travel ban order was issued Tuesday afternoon. In his ruling, Watson wrote that the new order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor" and was inconsistent in its targeting of different countries.

It's not the first time the Hawaii judge has been provided such high level security measures. In March, when Watson issued an order to block the President's first travel ban, he received similar threats and was assigned deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service from various states to keep him safe.

It is not yet known if the protection detail will be comprised of similar law enforcement agencies.

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