Another US appeals court rules against Trump’s revised travel ban

Written by June 13, 2017 09:20

Washington: A US appeals court yesterday upheld a lower court decision to block President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six Muslim majority nations.

The three judge bench of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit kept in place a lower court injunction on the ban. The Court said the President had overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travellers based on their nationality.

The Judges said the government had failed to prove any link between an individual’s nationality and their propensity to commit terrorism.

An earlier version of the travel ban, issued by Mr Trump just days after taking office, sparked confusion at airports and protests. In the revised executive order, the 90-day ban was to apply to people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.