February 5, 2017; CNN Politics
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the order of a federal judge in the state of Washington imposing a nationwide stay on President Trump’s temporary travel ban. As CNN notes, “The order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries—Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen—from entering the U.S. for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days, and indefinitely halts refugees from Syria.” The president’s executive order was signed on January 27.
The federal appeals court ruling applied solely to the Justice Departme