Appeals court to weigh challenge to revised Trump travel ban


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is hoping that a federal appeals court will approve his revised travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries.

Attorneys for the Justice Department will defend Trump’s immigration executive order before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. It’s the first time an appeals court will hear arguments on the revised travel ban, which was issued in March.

The court in Richmond, Virginia, will examine a ruling that blocks the administration from suspending new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The revised travel ban has also been blocked by a judge in Hawaii. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in that case next week.