Appeals court to weigh rehearing of Donald Trump’s travel ban order

A three-judge 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Thursday refused to reinstate the ban.

By: Reuters | Published: February 11, 2017 9:56:11 pm

A US federal appeals court on Friday asked the Justice Department and the state of Washington to submit briefs on whether a larger panel of judges should decide if President Donald Trump’s travel ban should remain on hold.

A three-judge 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Thursday refused to reinstate the ban, which temporarily halts travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, while litigation over its constitutionality is proceeding.

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