Federal Judge In Maryland Blocks Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Attempt


A federal judge in Maryland has blocked parts of President Trump’s most recent attempt to impose broad limits on who can enter the U.S., granting a motion for a preliminary injunction that was filed by plaintiffs led by the International Refugee Assistance Project.

The plaintiffs “have established that they are likely to succeed on the merits,” District Judge Theodore Chuang wrote in dealing another setback to the Trump administration’s attempt to ban travel to the U.S. by citizens of certain countries.

Chuang said the plaintiffs “are likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of injunctive relief, and that the balance of the equities and the public interest favor an injunction.”

The judge’s order was filed one day before Trump’s ban was set to take effect on Oct. 18. It follows a similar order Tuesday from a federal judge in Hawaii in a related case. – READ MORE

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