Second US appeals court keeps Donald Trump's travel ban blocked

9th Circuit rules against Trump's revised travel ban

9th Circuit rules against Trump's revised travel ban

In a unanimous ruling Monday, a three-judge panel on the court said Trump's order does not offer a sufficient justification to suspend the entry of more than 180 million people on the basis of nationality.

The three-judge panel of the court upheld a lower court decision and said Trump violated USA immigration law with the ban.

Chin says the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Monday is everything high school students learn in social studies coming into play the way it should. "The president's authority is subject to certain statutory and constitutional restraints".

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled against President Trump's so-called travel ban, delivering another blow to the administration as it waits for the Supreme Court to decide whether to intervene.

"Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show", the judges said.

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The 9th Circuit ruled that in issuing the Executive Order, the President "exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress".

The Ninth Circuit chose to uphold in large part the injunction on the second iteration of the travel ban, according to the ruling.

Trump's suspension of the USA refugee program also remains blocked.

They did not rule on whether the travel ban violated the Constitution's ban on the government officially favouring or disfavouring any religion. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall said the travel ban is well within the president's broad authority to secure the nation's borders, an assertion that drew skeptical questioning from the judges, all appointees of President Bill Clinton.

The administration also waffled on the language it used to describe the executive order, first denying that it amounted to a "Muslim ban" similar to one Trump called for as a presidential candidate.

Court largely upholds block on Trump's revised travel ban
However, the 9th Circuit did rule that the preliminary injunction - as originally imposed by the district court - was too broad. The ban has been blocked on the grounds that it violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution by disfavoring Muslims.

Reacting to the decision, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, "We continue to be confident that the president's executive order to protect this country is fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld by the Supreme Court". It cited the president's campaign statements calling for a "total and complete shutdown" on Muslims entering the U.S. Spicer, however, defended the order saying Washington needed every available tool to prevent terrorists entering the United States.

A Federal Judge in Maryland initially issued a preliminary injunction against the revised travel ban on March 16.

The three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit refused to reinstate Trump's revised EO on travel and unanimously upheld the nationwide injunction on the EO finding that the EO violates federal immigration law and fails to explain why admission of nationals from the six countries is detrimental to the United States.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia last month found the 90-day ban unconstitutional, saying it was "steeped in animus and directed at a single religious group" rather than necessary for national security.

The US Justice Department filed an emergency application to the Supreme Court on June 1, urging it to undo the Fourth Circuit's ruling.

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