US Appeal Court rules against reinstating Trump’s travel ban

Chidi Samuel with agency report

A US appeals court has rejected a bid to reinstate President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban..

In a unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel ruled that the ban should remain suspended for now in agreement with the earlier ruling by the lower court.
In the ruling the court said, “On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies,” the judges wrote. “And on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination. We need not characterize the public interest more definitely than this… The emergency motion for a stay pending appeal is denied.”

President Trump signed the order temporarily banning people from seven mainly Muslim countries, because of terror threats he said put national security at risk but it sparked protests and confusion as people were stopped at US borders.

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The case is now likely to end up at the highest court, the US Supreme Court as the President indicated in his tweet immediately after the ruling.