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Donald Trump withdraws appeal of travel ban suspension

Trump administration dropped it's appeal of a court ruling that suspended the travel ban

AFP | PTI  |  Washington 

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President Donald Trump's administration dropped today its of a court ruling that suspended his 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.

First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 03:40 IST