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Maryland Decision: Circuit Court and Ban

maryland decision: Trump wants those decisions reversed, according to Brandon Sun. On Monday a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle heard Hawaii's lawsuit challenging the ban, which would suspend the nation's refugee program and temporarily bar new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland earlier this year blocked Trump's revised travel ban from taking effect. Last week, judges on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard arguments over whether to affirm a Maryland judge's decision putting the ban on ice.WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT SAY Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall told the appellate court judges the president's directive falls squarely within his duty to secure the nation's borders and that it does not discriminate against Muslims in its language or in its operation. On Monday, Wall said the order doesn't say anything about religion. Previous presidents have blocked certain foreign nationals Jimmy Carter used his authority to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. during the hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan to bar Cubans who didn't already have relatives here, and President Barack Obama to keep out North Korean officials. ( As reported in the news.