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ACLU Cheers Appellate Ruling on Travel Ban: 'We Won'

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By    |   Thursday, 25 May 2017 03:24 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union Thursday cheered a ruling by a federal appeals court in Virginia that further blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries.

The organization, among three groups arguing against the ban, took to Twitter:

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from temporarily suspending new visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The 10-3 decision was the first by an appellate court on the revised ban, which White House officials had hoped would avoid the legal problems that the first version encountered.

The case is likely to move to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"President Trump's Muslim ban violates the Constitution, as this decision strongly reaffirms," said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project, who argued the case.

"The Constitution's prohibition on actions disfavoring or condemning any religion is a fundamental protection for all of us, and we can all be glad that the court today rejected the government's request to set that principle aside."

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The American Civil Liberties Union Thursday cheered a ruling by a federal appeals court in Virginia that further blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries.
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