About a dozen deputies from the US Marshals Service have been sent to provide 24-hour protection for the federal judge who implemented an emergency stop to a new version of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, according to Hawaii News Now.
US District Judge Derrick Watson has reportedly received death threats after ruling that Trump’s executive order — which denied people from six majority Muslim nations from entering the US, and allowed the government to limit refugee intake from any country — was significantly founded on “religious animus.”
“The illogic of the Government’s contentions is palpable,” Watson wrote in his ruling.
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