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Trump travel ban discriminates against Muslims, unconstitutional: US Court

The US Supreme Court has allowed the ban to go into effect while litigation challenging it continues


President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the US Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy. The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, on a 9-4 vote, became the second federal appeals court to rule against the ban, finding that the Republican president’s own words demonstrated that bias against Muslims was the basis of the policy. The US Supreme Court has allowed the ban, put in place by Trump by ...

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First Published: Fri, February 16 2018. 08:04 IST