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Federal hearings on Trump travel ban start Monday

Posted at 8:06 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 08:06:33-04

President Donald Trump's travel ban heads to court Monday. The Trump administration is appealing the ruling from a Maryland judge, blocking the executive order.

It would suspend new visas for people traveling to the U.S. from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days. An earlier version of the order also included Iraq on the list.

Attorney's for the Justice Department will argue their case before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. This is the first time an appeals court will hear arguments on the revised travel ban, which was issued in March.

The revised travel ban has also been blocked by a judge in Hawaii. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in that case next week.