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Maryland federal judge blocks parts of Trump’s revised travel ban

16 March 2017 13:16

 

A federal judge in the US state of Maryland has temporarily blocked parts of President Donald Trump’s revised travel order, according to reports.

The verdict was announced early on Thursday, hours after a federal judge in Hawaii placed a nationwide block on Trump’s order.

Although the ban was already restrained nationwide by District Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii, the Maryland decision is another blow to Trump’s executive order.

Watson ruled on Wednesday evening that the state of Hawaii, in its legal challenge to Trump’s executive order, had established that the law could not be enforced.

The judge ruled, citing several comments made by Trump, that the travel ban is, despite the administration’s denials, a Muslim ban. His ruling applies nationwide.

Speaking at a rally in Nashville, Tennessee, Trump described the ruling as “terrible” and vowed to fight against it.

“We’re going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court,” he said.

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