Hawaii filed motion seeking to challenge third travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) Lawyers representing Hawaii in the state's long-running fight against Trump administration travel bans have filed a motion asking a judge to let them challenge the latest version of the policy.

Hawaii filed the motion Friday asking a federal judge for permission to file an amended lawsuit targeting the third travel ban.

The latest travel ban removes Sudan from the list of affected countries and adds Chad and North Korea, along with several officials from the government of Venezuela. It's scheduled to take effect Oct. 18.

State Attorney General Doug Chin said the new ban still discriminates on the basis of nationality, exceeds the president's legal authority and seeks to implement his Muslim ban.

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Chin has been challenging President Donald Trump on travel bans since February, after Trump sought to bar new visas for people from seven mostly Muslim countries.