Donald Trump Travel Ban: Second Federal Judge in Maryland Blocks Parts of Revised Executive Order‌

Donald Trump Travel Ban: Second Federal Judge in Maryland Blocks Parts of Revised Executive Order‌
Thu Mar 16, 2017 17:43:05

A second federal judge in the US has blocked parts of Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

The move follows a nationwide block on the executive order by a judge in Hawaii, hours before it was due to take effect.

The latest impediment to Trump’s travel ban, which is designed to prevent citizens from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the US, comes from a federal court in Maryland.

Judge Theodore D Chuang ruled that the purpose of the President’s first travel ban and also his revised travel ban was to discriminate against Muslims for political reasons, and the ruling cited Trump’s own words against him.

The ruling quotes extensively from Trump’s 2016 election campaign, in which he said he wished to implement a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

However, Trump has described judicial blocks to the ban as “unprecedented judicial overreach”, and has said he was willing to take the case “as far as it needs to go”, including to the Supreme Court, Independent reported.

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