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Appeals Courts Temporarily Block U.S. President's Muslim Ban

Washington, February 6 (RHC)-- In the United States, a judicial showdown is expected as courts have temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. 

Early Monday morning, lawyers for the states of Washington and Minnesota filed a brief with a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing against restoring Trump’s executive order banning people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States, saying that to reinstate the ban would "unleash chaos again." 

This comes after, on Sunday, a California appeals court sided with a lower court in Seattle and refused to reinstate the travel ban.  The Seattle ruling, issued by U.S. District Court Judge James Robart on Friday, imposed a nationwide temporary restraining order on the ban. 

Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security began allowing visa holders affected by Trump’s order to board U.S.-bound flights, prompting many people to scramble to rebook flights.  

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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