President Donald Trump on Thursday suffered the latest blow to his efforts to temporarily halt travelers from a half-dozen terrorism-compromised countries.
This time, it was the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It joins U.S. District Court judges in Washington State and Hawaii. In addition, the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had blocked an earlier version of Trump’s executive order, which had targeted seven countries.
The ruling revealed a stark partisan split. All 10 judges in the majority are Democratic appointees, while the three judges who dissented are Republican appointees. ... Read the full story by Brendan Kirby.