The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, largely maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the executive order from being enforced.
A 13-judge panel of the court heard arguments over the ban earlier this month.
Trump has signed two executive orders restricting travelers from a handful of majority-Muslim countries, and putting a temporary moratorium on refugees. The first prompted chaos and was swiftly challenged in court. It was replaced by a second order, which omitted references to religion and explicitly exempted green-card holders. That one, too, was promptly challenged in court and has never gone into effect.