The Latest: US appeals Maryland judge’s travel ban ruling
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s travel ban (all times local):
The Trump administration is appealing a ruling by a Maryland judge who became the second to block the latest travel ban.
Attorneys for the federal government filed a notice in court Friday saying they’re appealing the decision to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
U.S. District Court Judge Theodore Chuang blocked the travel restrictions hours after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii made the same decision.
Government lawyers on Tuesday appealed Watson’s order to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Three lawsuits filed in Maryland alleged that restricting travel for citizens of predominantly Muslim countries violates the U.S. Constitution.
The White House has said the rulings thwart Trump’s efforts to keep the American people safe.
The Trump administration is appealing a Hawaii judge’s order that blocks the newest version of the travel ban.
Attorneys for the U.S. government filed court papers Tuesday saying they are taking the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court has blocked both of Trump’s previous bans.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson put President Donald Trump’s latest set of restrictions on hold just hours before they were to take effect last week, ruling that the policy has the same problems as its predecessor.
The third version of the ban targets travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, along with some Venezuelan government officials and their families.
The White House has said the ruling thwarts Trump’s efforts to keep the American people safe.