The Trump administration had appealed the ruling, and now a three-judge panel of the appeals court will hold a hearing on the matter next month.
Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin talks to the media at the U.S. District Court Ninth Circuit after seeking an extension after filing an amended lawsuit against President Donald Trump's new travel ban in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 29, 2017.
Ruling in a Washington state case, the 9th Circuit refused in February to reinstate Trump's initial travel ban.
The brief urges judges to reject a request by the Trump administration to let the ban take effect while the court considers its appeal.
That means the 9th Circuit's decision is unlikely to come before a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is set to hold a hearing Mary 8 over a similar injunction issued by a Maryland judge.
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In its amended lawsuit, the state of Hawaii had argued that the new executive order on travel ban doesn't change much and violates the right to freedom of religion.
Trump has said the travel ban is needed for national security.
But the revised ban excludes any green card holders and those traveling on valid visas.
USA government attorneys want Hawaii's lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban paused while a ruling blocking key sections is appealed.
Deputy Hawaii Attorney General Joshua Wisch says the state doesn't object to the motion.