Ninth circuit said president violated immigration law by discriminating against people based on nationality and he failed to show entry would hurt US interests.
Another federal appeals court has upheld a decision blocking Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.
The ruling on Monday from a unanimous three-judge panel of the ninth US circuit court of appeals deals the administration another legal defeat as the supreme court considers a separate case on the issue.
The judges say the president violated US immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests.
They didn’t rule on whether the travel ban violated the constitution’s ban on the government officially favoring or disfavoring any religion.
The fourth US circuit court of appeals in Virginia also ruled against the travel ban 25 May. The administration has appealed that ruling to the supreme court.