Md. Judge Blocks Part of Revised Trump Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — Early Thursday, a federal judge in Maryland issued a second, narrower restraining order against President Donald Trump’s travel ban — suspending only the portion that stopped the issuance of visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries.

In a memo, U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang wrote that, “This Executive Order follows a substantially similar Executive Order that is currently the subject of multiple injunctions premised on the conclusion that it likely violates various provisions of the United States Constitution.”

He also pointed to statements by Trump and his advisers made that, in Chuang’s opinion, indicated the executive order was “the realization of the long-envisioned Muslim ban.”

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