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Feb 10, 2017

Trump Travel Ban Suspension Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

February 10, 2017 – On February 9, 2017, a U.S. federal appeals court unanimously upheld a temporary suspension of President Trump's Executive Order that restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia). The court found that the federal government failed to demonstrate during its appeal that it had sufficient merit for its case. The judges wrote: "We hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that the failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury." 

President Trump’s travel ban had been put in effect on January 27, 2017, and was later suspended on February 3, 2017 by a district court in Washington State. The district court concluded that significant and ongoing harm was being inflicted on substantial numbers of people, to the detriment of the United States, by means of the Executive Order, and the U.S. federal appeals court agreed with this finding.

Nonetheless, it is important to note that the federal government has the option to appeal this decision to the Supreme Court.
We will continue to monitor the changes and provide updates as they come available. For additional information on the specifics of your case, please contact us. 

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