The Richmond, Va. -based 4th Circuit is the first appeals court to rule on the revised travel ban unveiled in March. It would have banned people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the USA for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days.
Just hours after the ruling, the Department of Justice announced it would seek a review of the case in the Supreme Court. The court was unconvinced that the travel ban was concerned with national security and is more likely an attempt at creating a "Muslim ban".
"The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk", Sessions said.
In Thursday's decision, the appellate court explicitly referred to Trump's advocacy of a Muslim ban during the 2016 presidential campaign.
A U.S. federal appellate court upheld an injunction issued by a lower court blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump's executive order barring issuance of visas to residents of six Muslim-majority countries.
In an opinion that concurred with the majority on Thursday, Judge Stephanie Thacker wrote that the administration did nothing to distance itself from the first order, describing the revised ban as "the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing".
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Niemeyer was joined by judges Dennis W. Shedd and G. Steven Agee. The first, issued on January 27 just a week after the Republican president took office, led to chaos and protests at airports before it was blocked by courts. It said the executive order had a legitimate national security objective, allowing the government to assess the reliability of background information on visa applicants from six countries associated with terrorism. He says the ban was justified to ensure existing screening procedures were adequate.
"The Department of Justice strongly disagrees with the decision of the divided court, which blocks the President's efforts to strengthen this country's national security", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.
But Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory wrote that the government's "asserted national security interest ... appears to be a post hoc, secondary justification for an executive action rooted in religious animus and meant to bar Muslims from this country".
The New York Times cites the same ruling that issues the executive order, "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination". That order now remains in place, setting up a potential showdown over the travel ban in the Supreme Court.
Critics said the changes don't erase the legal problems with the ban.
The judges found that the Trump administration's alleged intent to discriminate against Muslims could violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution, which prohibits the government from favoring one religion over another. This, Gregory said, proved that " any national security justification for [the executive order] was "secondary to its primary religious objective".
The appeals court upheld in a 10-3 decision a Maryland court's ruling in March that kept the executive order from going into effect. He also filed an amicus brief in support of Washington and Minnesota in their successful challenge to the first ban, as well as Hawaii's successful challenge against the revised travel ban.
CNN legal analyst and and professor at the University of Texas School of Law Steve Vladeck called the ruling "an enormous victory for the challengers to the travel ban, and a huge loss" for Trump. The Court's summer recess begins next month, meaning the administration would likely have to wait until the next term begins in October before the justices could hear oral arguments in the matter.
The move contradicted President Donald Trump's old criticism of former First Lady Michelle Obama for making a similar decision. The pope had presented Trump with a medallion engraved with an olive tree, the worldwide symbol of peace.
Before the celebration, the Easter bunny came out alongside Trump, Melania, and their son Barron to sing The National Anthem. Haaretz reports there were a number of awkward moments involving the USA president after he got off the plane.
Police have said 11 people were injured , including a Washington police officer, and two people were arrested for assault. Turkey is mad at the United States for stopping its security forces from beating up protesters in Washington D.C.
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She also said that some of her career wasn't down to her talent, adding: "I think luck has so much to do with with my success". It wasn't quite enough that Cher had two performances before her acceptance, and two fantastic outfits.
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The FDI proposals above Rs 5,000 crore would continue to be cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs . FIPB was constituted under the Prime Minister's Office following economic liberalisation in the early 1990s.
A who's who of conservative supporters attended the speech in Israel , with GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson and former Arkansas Gov. I send condolences to the families of the people who were murdered and my wishes for a recovery to those who were injured.
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