On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision that barred the Trump administration from implementing its second attempt at a travel ban against six majority-Muslim countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). Chief Judge Roger Gregory felt that removing any mention of religion did not fix the fact that it targets people based on their religion.
Judge Gregory writing for the majority stated, “Congress granted the President broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute. It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the President wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation.”
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
No. 17-1351, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump – Opinion of the court – May 25, 2017
Link: Opinion – No. 17-1351, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump (PDF format)