President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim countries suffered another setback on Thursday afternoon when the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals in San Francisco refused to overturn a temporary restraining order issued last week in Seattle by U.S District Court Judge James Hobart.
Trump’s executive order initially barred citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. Additionally, the order would halt all refugees from Syria for an indefinite period.
The three-member panel that ruled against the travel ban consisted of two Democrats and one Republican, although it’s not immediately known how the judges may have voted. Hobart is a Republican appointed by President George W. Bush.
Hobart’s order allowing that travel applies nationwide, and has been honored by the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security.
In response, Presideng Trump tweeted “See you in court.”
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