Trump takes Muslim ban appeal to Maryland court

Source: WCBM 680 News

“The Trump administration filed court papers Friday hoping to salvage its second version of a travel ban, after two judges in separate cases this week found it likely violated the Constitution. The Justice Department filed legal notice of its intent to appeal in federal court in Maryland, setting up a new appeals court showdown in Richmond, Va. Earlier this week, federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued orders against the travel ban, finding it likely violated the First Amendment by disfavoring a particular religion. If the Justice Department had appealed the Hawaii order, the case would have gone to the same San Francisco-based appeals court that rejected an earlier version of the travel ban.” (03/19/17)