Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Keeps Nationwide Injunction on Trump's Travel Ban

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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Keeps Nationwide Injunction on Trump's Travel Ban

The court said the order "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."

Published May 25, 2017

  1. A Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia has just affirmed the block on President Trump's travel ban

    In a 10-3 ruling, the Fourth Circuit ruled to uphold a lower court ruling which blocked the Trump administration from suspending visas from the Muslim majority countries mentioned in the executive order. 

    As part of its ruling, the court said the ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," reported The Hill. 

  2. Although Trump has seen many blow backs to his executive order, he said he would be willing to take the issue to the Supreme Court. 

    Earlier this year, a federal judge in Hawaii halted the order, and the Trump administration is currently fighting the ruling in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, reported CNBC. 

  3. The block on the travel ban was met with applause by Trump's critics

Written by Rachel Herron

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