Seattle Appeals Court Hears Arguments over Trump’s Second Muslim Ban

HeadlineMay 16, 2017
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In Seattle, Washington, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday over Trump’s second Muslim ban, which sought to ban all refugees and citizens of six majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. Two months ago, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked Trump’s revised ban just hours before it was slated to take effect nationwide. This is Neal Katyal, a lawyer representing the state of Hawaii.

Neal Katyal: “The government has not engaged in mass, dragnet exclusions in the past 50 years. This is something new and unusual in which you’re saying this whole class of people, some of which are dangerous, we can bar them all.”

We’ll go to Seattle later in the broadcast to speak with Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who filed the first lawsuit against Trump’s Muslim travel ban.

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