Monday, June 12, 2017
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against President Trump's Revised Travel Ban
L.A. Times: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban
A federal appeals court on Monday refused to lift a hold on President Trump’s revised travel order barring new visas for nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries.
The unanimous, unsigned ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest in a string of legal defeats the administration has suffered. The administration has said it will take its case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The travel order issue is already before the Supreme Court because of a separate ruling against Trump issued last month by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Va.
The 9th Circuit said Trump’s revised executive order failed to justify a need for the ban and violated a 1965 federal immigration law that bars discrimination based on nationality.
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Update #1: Another US appeals court keeps Trump’s travel ban blocked (AP)
Update #2: Another U.S. appeals court rules against Trump's revised travel ban (Reuters)
WNU Editor: I call this the least-surprising news of the day.