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Another U.S. appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked

Travel ban update

SEATTLE -- Another federal appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

The ruling Monday from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals deals the administration another legal defeat as the Supreme Court considers a separate case on the issue.

The judges say the president violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests.

They didn't rule on whether the travel ban violated the Constitution's ban on the government officially favoring or disfavoring any religion.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia also ruled against the travel ban May 25. The administration has appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court.

Speaking at Monday's White House Press Briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the White House is currently reviewing the court's opinion.

He added, "I think we can all attest that these are very dangerous times and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the US and committing acts of  bloodshed and violence, we continue to be confident that presidents exec order to protect this country  is fully lawful and will be upheld by the Supreme Court."

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