Leon Panetta

A flurry of legal arguments as appeals court decides whether Trump's immigration ban will be enforced

A flurry of legal arguments as appeals court decides whether Trump's immigration ban will be enforced

As a federal appeals court prepared to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to continue blocking enforcement of President Trump’s moratorium on admissions from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa, a broad coalition of states, business leaders and former cabinet members joined Monday in urging the judges to keep the ban on hold.

In a torrent of court filings over the last 48 hours, representatives of 15 states and the District of Columbia, law professors, civil rights groups and industry leaders implored a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to continue blocking the ban until the constitutional issues can be resolved.

At the heart of the case are...

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