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Court Rules Against Trump's Travel Ban Again

| by Sheena Vasani

A second federal appeals court once again struck down President Donald Trump's new ban inhibiting travel from six Muslim-majority countries and blocking refugees from entering the U.S.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California, ruled against the revised executive order on June 12, CNN reports.

"We conclude that the President, in issuing the Executive Order, exceeded the scope of the authority delegated to him by Congress," the three-judge panel wrote.

It is likely the case may be appealed to the Supreme Court.

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This is the second time the 9th Circuit has stood in Trump's way. In February, the court also blocked the president's original ban limiting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Iraq, reports The New York Times.

Trump issued the revised ban in response, having omitted Iraq, replaced a total ban on Syrian refugees with an offer of case-by-case exceptions, and erased references to religion. The revised ban, however, met the same fate as its predecessor.

Many were pleased the court ruled against the revised ban, agreeing it was unconstitutional while chiding Trump as ineffective.

"I don't care what anyone says this is a Muslim ban," wrote one person on CNN's Facebook page. "This dope and his marionettes can spin it any way they want to."

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"His executive order is unconstitutional and is never going to go through," added another. "He really needs to move on."

Some, however, thought Trump was purposefully pursuing the relatively unsuccessful order for other political reasons.

"I think it's just all smoke and mirrors honestly any person around this guy knows these things cannot pass in court just remember his motto guys the art of the deal he is a master at slight of of hand," wrote one.

"I agree," replied another. "He is killing his own chances by saying he wants to go back to the first Muslim ban. Why? It was too much of a nightmare when it passed, total chaos, very unpopular. He doesn't want that again, he wants it to fail and then he can blame democrats or the corrupt judges or the media.. or somebody... somehow."

Meanwhile, others defended Trump and continued to believe the executive order will one day pass.

"Yep, another liberal judge trying to make a name," chimed in one. "No matter -- it will be settled in The Supreme Court, and we know which way that swings."

"Pretty sad that the lefty idiots want to allow terrorist into America so we can be the next Europe," wrote a second.. "Just more proof beyond the lefties leaking like a screen door that DumbocRATs are the biggest threat to national security."

Sources: CNN, The New York Times, CNN/Facebook / Photo Credit: Beatrice Murch/Flickr 

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