NewsFlash! Nationwide Block of Travel Ban Upheld by Appellate Court

This afternoon, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision to temporarily prevent enforcement of a travel ban created by an executive order signed by President Trump in March 2017. In upholding the injunction, the court was critical of the Trump Administration, noting that the executive order “in text speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.”

The travel ban was never implemented because it was blocked by two separate federal courts – one in Maryland and the other in Hawaii. Today’s ruling upheld the injunction implemented by the court in Maryland. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is presently considering an appeal of the Hawaii court’s decision to block the travel ban.


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