More than three months after initially signing his travel ban, President Trump’s lawyers will head to federal appeals courts on opposite ends of the country this month in hopes of getting it reinstated.
On Monday, Justice Department attorneys will argue for the ban in the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. They want the court in Richmond, Va., to reverse a Maryland federal judge’s order that blocked Trump’s 90-day suspension of travel to the U.S. by nationals of Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
On May 15, lawyers will present arguments in Seattle in the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The issue at hand is a Hawaii federal judge’s decision blocking the travel ban. The Hawaii case stopped the country-specific ban and also ruled against a 120-day pause on refugee admissions.