Federal appeals court upholds freeze on Trump’s travel ban

Source: The Washington Post

A West Coast federal appeals court upheld the freeze on President Trump’s travel ban Monday, declaring that Trump had exceeded his lawful authority in suspending the issuance of visas to residents of six Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refu­gee program.

A three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled against the administration unanimously. Their ruling is another blow to Trump — although the administration has asked the Supreme Court to to step in and save the ban in a different case.

Trump fired back Tuesday in a tweet, saying the 9th Circuit “did it again” by ruling against the travel ban “at such a dangerous time in the history of our country.” As in some previous tweets, Trump wrote out “TRAVEL BAN” in all capitals.

He ended the message with “S.C.” — a reference to a possible Supreme Court hearing on the executive order.

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