Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds block on President Trump’s travel ban

SEATTLE (KUSI) — The block on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban has been upheld by another federal appeals court Monday.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously against the travel ban. This latest ruling deals the administration another legal defeat as the Supreme Court considers a separate case on the issue.

The judges say the president violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests.

They didn’t rule on whether the travel ban violated the Constitution’s ban on the government officially favoring or disfavoring any religion.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia also ruled against the travel ban May 25. The administration has appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court.

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