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Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban
Decision by three-judge panel unanimous
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Assistant Professor Sarah Steinbock-Pratt holds a sign as she listens to speakers at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., who have gathered to support an open campus and oppose the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump Thursday. - photo by Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration's claim of presidential authority and questioning its motives. The panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S. The court battle is far from over. The lower court still must debate the merits of the ban, and an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court seems likely.
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