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Court questions whether US travel ban is anti-Muslim

Court questions whether US travel ban is anti-Muslim

An appeals court has questioned whether President Donald Trump’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims.

The executive order temporarily banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries, until it was halted last week. Judge Richard Clifton asked whether it could be discriminatory if it affected only 15% of the world’s Muslims.

He is one of three judges on the appeals court in San Francisco, which will make its ruling later this week. There was an hour of oral arguments from both sides on Tuesday. Whatever the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals decides, the case will probably end up in the Supreme Court(BBC,2017)


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