President Trump’s travel ban took another hit on Thursday as a federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., refused to reinstate the revised ban, which had sought to limit travel from a group of predominantly Muslim countries.
In its 10-to-3 decision, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said Mr. Trump’s executive order establishing the travel ban, now in its second form, discriminated on the basis of religion. This version of the ban was first rejected in March, when a District Court judge in Honolulu granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the ban from going into effect.
An earlier version of the ban, in January, was blocked by an appeals court for the same reason. The latest ruling means the ban is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The ban has been roundly criticized on college campuses for how it would affect international students and scholars. For more coverage of how the policy dispute is affecting college campuses, see The Chronicle’s special report, “Trump and Immigration.”Return to Top