WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday appealed a Maryland court’s block of its revised travel ban, in bid to reinstate the ban on immigrants and visitors from six majority Muslim countries.
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The Justice Department filed a notice of appeal with the district court in Greenbelt, Maryland, two days after that court and one in Hawaii halted revised executive order ruling that it discriminated against Muslims.The case now goes to a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia.
Trump’s tussle with judiciary began after a Seattle Judge put a halt to the earlier travel ban order issued on January 27. Trump administration challenged the decision and argued that the ban was justified taking the plea of protecting US as part of his ‘Make America great again’ policy.
The appeal was turned down by the judiciary that left Trump in fumes who then vowed to draft a new order.
Donald Trump issued a revised executive order on March 6 in which Iraq was excluded from the list of countries who’s citizens were barred from entering US.
However, in a back to back legal defeats, a federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday halted Donald Trump’s revised executive order as well.
Trump decried the ruling during a rally in Nashville, introducing his statement as “the bad, the sad news.”
“The order he blocked was a watered-down version of the first one,” Trump said.
‘This is, in the opinion of many, an unprecedented judicial overreach,” he added.
The latest appeal filed against the ruling is likely to meet the same fate as the earlier one owing to the fact that political analysts consider Trump’s ban policy, a tool to target Muslims.