On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a lower court’s injunction against the government’s 90-day ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. The appeals court also kept on hold a 120-day day suspension of the refugee resettlement program as well as an order to cap that program at 50,000 refugees for this fiscal year.
Last month, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., refused to reinstate the travel ban, saying: “It drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.”