Two federal judges recently halted the latest iteration of restrictions, which broadly suspend travel for most nationals from eight countries.
A U.S. district judge questioned if provisions in Texas' sanctuary city ban are constitutional.
As a public figure, Palin had to prove "actual malice," or that the paper acted knowing the information was false.
A federal judge ruled parts of the environmental analysis conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers need to be done again.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions called Hawaii "an island in the Pacific" when talking about the judge who stopped Trump's second travel ban.
Two judges have cited Donald Trump's "Muslim ban" rhetoric during the presidential campaign as a reason to block the revised order.
This revised ban was halted for similar reasons as the first one, which was deemed unconstitutional.
Hawaii is officially the first state to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration's revised travel ban.
Attorneys for the state said in a court filing they will ask a federal judge for a temporary restraining order against the new executive order.
The vote came after Democrats held the Senate floor for more than 24 hours hours speaking about their opposition to his confirmation.
President Donald Trump used his preferred platform to criticize the judge who blocked his administration's travel ban on immigrants.
The decision comes just three days after the same judge ordered election officials to start recounting the state's nearly 5 million ballots by hand.