Appeals Court Rules Against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
A federal appeals court on Thursday left in place the freeze on President Donald Trump’s revised entry ban, handing the administration another legal setback in its efforts to block the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.
The broad, decisive ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit means the Trump administration still cannot enforce its travel order that the government says is urgently needed for national security.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court.
In a 10-to-3 decision, the Richmond, Virginia-based court said the president’s power to deny entry into the United States is not absolute and sided with challengers, finding that the travel ban ‘‘in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.’’