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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on November 13 partially granted a Trump administration request to block at least temporarily a judge’s ruling that had put the new ban on hold.

It ruled the government could bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States. Trump’s ban was announced on September 24 and replaced two previous versions that had been impeded by federal courts.

The administration’s appeal to the top US court argued that the latest travel ban differed from the previous orders “both in process and in substance” and that the differences showed it “is based on national-security and foreign-affairs objectives, not religious animus.”

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