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Trump travel ban dealt blow by San Francisco appeals court

Friday's ruling marks another victory for states, advocacy groups, technology companies and universities

Kartikay Mehrotra | Bloomberg 

President Donald Trump’s restrictions on travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries, Venezuela and North Korea were largely struck down by a federal appeals court, raising uncertainty as the fight heads for a final showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court. A regional appeals court based in San Francisco, one of two panels reviewing the third version of the president’s travel ban, concluded Friday that it continues to illegally discriminate against travellers just as earlier executive orders did. The three-judge panel also ruled, however, that Trump can continue to bar ...

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First Published: Sun, December 24 2017. 01:27 IST