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'See you in court!' - US appeals court upholds suspension of Trump travel ban

The US president’s controversial ban was suspended by a federal judge last week.

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A US APPEALS Court has ruled to uphold the suspension of Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban.

The decision by a panel of three judges follows a ruling by Washington State federal judge James Robart to suspend the band for being unconstitutional last week.

The decision was unanimous.

“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.

Trump’s reaction was, as might be expected, to take to Twitter:

“See you in court, the security of our nation is at stake!” he tweeted in all capitals.

The ban in question was enacted by Executive Order and saw citizens of seven muslim-majority countries banned from entering the United States for a period of 90 days, a ban on accepting refugees for 120 days, and an outright ban on all Syrian refugees.

Trump’s initial reaction to the suspension last week was also an outburst of Twitter fury.

This evening’s decision is unlikely to be the end of the saga. Trump had already said that he thought it likely the matter may end up in front of the US Supreme Court.

With © – AFP, 2017

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