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Maryland Judge Says He'll Rule on Travel Ban Lawsuit

A federal judge in Maryland says he will issue a ruling in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. 

However, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang did not promise that he would rule before the ban takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. He also said Wednesday he may issue a narrow ruling that does not address the ban nationwide. 

The lawsuit in Maryland was filed by the ACLU and other groups representing immigrants and refugees, as well as some individual plaintiffs. They argue banning travel from six majority-Muslim countries is unconstitutional discrimination on the basis of religion.

They also say it's illegal for Trump to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the United States this year by more than half. 

Government lawyers argued the ban was revised significantly to address legal concerns and no longer singles out Muslims.

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