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U.S. seeks to dismiss appeal of Trump travel ban ruling

08 March 2017 [14:15] - TODAY.AZ

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The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would voluntarily dismiss its own appeal of a Seattle federal court ruling that had suspended President Donald Trump's first executive order concerning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, Reuters reported.

The Trump administration this week issued a new executive order that supplanted the one which had been challenged in court by the state of Washington.

In a court filing on Tuesday, the Justice Department told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Washington state did not oppose the administration's request to end its appeal.


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