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25 December 2017, 12:29 | Franklin Nunez
US appeals court says Trump's 'Muslim ban' violates Constitution
In a six-page order, the three-judge-panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the administration had "not shown a strong likelihood that they will succeed on the merits of their challenge" to a district court's order blocking the ban.
"The proclamation, like its predecessor executive orders, relies on the premise that the Immigration and Nationality Act ("INA") vested the president with broad powers to regulate the entry of aliens", the court wrote.
"For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the president's efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive", according to the panel, all of whose judges were appointed by President Bill Clinton. "The Proclamation's stated purposes are to prevent entry of terrorists and persons posing a threat to public safety, as well as to enhance vetting capabilities and processes to achieve that goal...."
The initial travel ban was blocked in federal courts after being implemented via executive order in January. The Justice Department appealed to the Supreme Court, but the high court dropped the cases in October after Trump issued the third version of the ban and the earlier version expired. Instead, they said it should be barred from impacting issuance of visas to foreigners who have a bona fide tie to the USA, such as an American relative or a concrete connection to an employer or university in the U.S.
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LOS ANGELES A federal judge in Los Angeles today issued the fourth nationwide preliminary injunction halting President Donald Trump's attempt to ban transgender individuals from openly serving in the military while it is challenged in the courts. "This creates a peculiar situation where the restrictions may persist ad infinitum".
The administration had urged the appeals court to suspend an order by a federal judge in Baltimore for the armed forces to begin accepting transgender recruits on that date.
The court, however, limited its ruling so that the injunction against the ban only applies to thoses with no bona fide relationship to the United States. The suit was brought by the State of Hawaii, the imam who heads a Muslim group in that state, and others.
Noah Purcell, the solicitor general for the Washington state Attorney General's Office who argued that state's challenge to Trump's first travel ban, was pleased with the 9th Circuit opinion.
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