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Trump travel ban upheld by Virginia judge, still blocked in other courts
by Max Greenwood
A federal judge in Virginia on Friday upheld President Trump's revised travel ban, delivering a small victory to the Trump administration as it seeks to strengthen its legal case for the executive order that has been blocked in other courts.
U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga, who sits on the Eastern District Court of Virginia in Alexandria, rebuffed Muslim activists' request to temporarily bar the executive order on the grounds that the ban, which blocks travel to the United States for travelers from six predominately Muslim countries, acts as a discriminatory ban on a particular religious group.
The order, Trenga wrote in his opinion, falls well within the president's authority over the country's foreign policy and national security.
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