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The Supreme Court left in place a lower court's broadened definition of close family members who could be exempt from the travel ban, including the grandparents and cousins of a person in the U.S. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Critics of President Trump's travel ban hold signs during a news conference with Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin on June 30 in Honolulu. Caleb Jones/AP hide caption

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U.S. Challenges Hawaii Judge's Expansion of Relatives Exempt From Travel Ban

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Hawaii's Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a "judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could stop the president's travel ban. Above, Sessions at the Department of Justice in Washington on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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President Trump's executive order restricting travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries was blocked indefinitely by U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii. The administration has appealed to the 9th Circuit Court to overturn Watson's decision. Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin speaks at a news conference in Honolulu last month. On Tuesday, Chin filed a motion against Trump's revised ban. Audrey McAvoy/AP hide caption

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Republican and Democratic leaders in the Hawaii House discuss how to proceed with a vote to remove Rep. Beth Fukumoto (center right) as minority leader Wednesday. Once a rising star in her party, Fukumoto says she's asking constituents if she should switch parties. Cathy Bussewitz/AP hide caption

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