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Appeals court rules Trump's latest travel ban unconstitutional

People at a protest against President Donald Trump's third travel ban last October. Photo: Samuel Corum / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the Constitution, a Virginia federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

Why it matters: This ruling will not have any immediate effect. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the travel ban case this coming spring, and said the policy can by fully implemented while appeals made their way through the lower courts.