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2 Dem Appointees, 1 GOP to Rule on Travel Ban

Immigration Reform
Posted at 4:07 PM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 16:07:00-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Democrat-appointed judges and one Republican appointee will weigh the appeal involving President Donald Trump's recent immigration order.

David Madden, a spokesman for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, says the court's randomly assigned motions panel for this month will rule on the federal government's appeal of a Seattle judge's order temporarily blocking the travel ban.

The judges on the panel are Senior Judge William C. Canby Jr., appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1980; Senior Judge Richard Clifton, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002; and Michelle T. Friedland, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2014.

Washington state, Minnesota and Hawaii are arguing that the San Francisco-based court should allow a temporary restraining order blocking the travel ban to stand. The Justice Department was expected to file its brief Monday afternoon.

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