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US appeals court continues with suspension of Trump travel ban

A Federal Appeals Court On Friday Refused To Restore President Donald Trump’s Controversial Executive Order Closing US Borders To Refugees And Nationals From Seven Muslim-majority Countries, Keeping A Temporary Suspension In Place.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Feb 2017, 07:34:02 AM
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Los Angeles:

A federal appeals court on Friday refused to restore President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order closing US borders to refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, keeping a temporary suspension in place.

“We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled.

The court denied the government’s request to reinstate the measure on an emergency basis, meaning a lower court suspension of the travel ban stands for now.

A panel of three judges held a contentious hearing in the matter on Tuesday, with the lawyer representing the Trump administration insisting the controversial ban was justified for national security reasons.

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First Published : 10 Feb 2017, 07:03:00 AM