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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Trump Travel Ban Appeal

A federal appeals court early Sunday denied a Justice Department request to reinstate a travel ban President Trump had placed on those trying to enter from seven countries that have terrorist organizations within them, the Washington Examiner reported.

About 24 hours after U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled Friday in favor of a lawsuit by Washington state and Minnesota to block the week-old executive action, the Trump administration had made good on a threat to push back with an appeal late Saturday.

But response, delivered by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, means that the ban will remain in abeyance, at least for now. The appeals court asked the Department of Justice to issue a response on Monday.