Donald Trump withdraws appeal of travel ban suspension

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Washington | Published: February 17, 2017 3:02:39 AM

President Donald Trump's administration dropped today its appeal of a court ruling that suspended his travel ban targeting refugees and seven Muslim countries and said it would replace the measure with a modified version.

Donald Trump, US travel ban, The Justice Department, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United StatesThe Justice Department announced the move in a brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.(PTI)

President Donald Trump’s administration dropped today its appeal of a court ruling that suspended his travel ban targeting refugees and seven Muslim countries and said it would replace the measure with a modified version.

The Justice Department announced the move in a brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. It said the new order would address complaints from a three-judge panel that parts of the order were unconstitutional.

“Rather than continuing this litigation, the President intends in the near future to rescind the Order and replace it with a new, substantially revised Executive Order to eliminate what the panel erroneously thought were constitutional concerns,” the brief states.

 

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