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U.S. appeals court rules Trump travel ban discriminates against Muslims

Protesters call for courts to lift travel ban. Photo: AP

 Protesters call for courts to lift travel ban.  Photo: AP

Washington, Feb 19 (RHC)-- In the United States, a federal appeals court has ruled that U.S. President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries unconstitutionally discriminates against people because of their religious beliefs. 

Writing for a 9-4 majority at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Roger Gregory wrote that Trump's travel ban was "unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam," adding: "On a fundamental level, the proclamation second-guesses our nation's dedication to religious freedom and tolerance." 

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case in April and has ruled that Trump's travel ban can be fully enforced until it renders its decision. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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