Trump travel ban blocked; headed for Supreme Court

Appeals Court Rules Against Trump’s Revised Travel Ban; Administration says it will appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

Trump’s administration vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 4th Circuit ruling said it was “unconvinced” that the order “has more to do with national security than it does with effectuating the president’s proposed Muslim ban.”

Later Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement that the Justice Department “strongly disagrees with the decision” and would “seek review of this case in the United States Supreme Court.”

Trump had previously said that the federal government will take the case to the Supreme Court, if necessary.