Feb 9, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Court denies emergency appeal on Trump's travel ban

Eric Risberg / AP

The order to block Trump's travel ban will stay in place. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against reinstating it.

[W]e hold that the Government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury, and we therefore deny its emergency motion for a stay.

The Trump administration had asked the court to keep the order in effect while legal battles continued.

Trump's response, delivered by Twitter: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"

What's next: The order will continue to wind its way through the courts, likely all the way to a divided 8-member Supreme Court — a move Trump has said he would make.

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