This is great. Hawaii is claiming President Trump’s new immigration order hurts people’s feelings. I guess a judge could either scuttle the order or require Hawaii to create safe spaces for its Muslims.
The first state to file suit against the new order, Hawaii, has taken a new tack from the suit it filed on Feb. 3 against Trump’s original order, writes columnist Byron York. The new Hawaii suit, which will come before a federal judge on March 15, relies not only on claims of economic damages to the state resulting from the Trump order but also on claims of damages to Hawaii Muslims’ feelings and perceptions of the world.
The original Hawaii suit was simply the state versus the president and his administration. The new suit adds a new plaintiff, a man named Ismail Elshikh, who is identified as “an American citizen of Egyptian descent” who has lived in Hawaii for more than a decade and is now imam of the Muslim Association of Hawaii.
The Trump order “inflicts a grave injury” on Elshikh and other Muslims in Hawaii, the suit says, by subjecting them to “discrimination and second-class treatment.”
“The order denies them their right to associate with family members overseas,” the lawsuit alleges, and forces Elshikh and other Hawaii Muslims “to live in a country and in a state where there is the perception that the government has established a disfavored religion.”