The court stated that those challenging the ban, including refugee groups and individuals, were likely to succeed on their claim that the order violates the US constitution’s bar against favouring one religion over another.
Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine
The legal battles against Trump’s temporary travel ban are heating up and is now being challenged by appeals courts on two coasts.
The US government’s strategy could restrict its ability to cut off funds going forward, since the justice department has said the order applies to a narrow range of funding.
Trump’s initial order caused chaos at airports and was hit with more than two dozen lawsuits, many that claimed it discriminated against Muslims.