Judges from Five States to Hold ‘En Banc’ Hearing for President’s Proposed Travel Ban

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President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban barring entry into the US for citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries is drawing judges on Monday from five states to a courtroom in Richmond, Virginia.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals serves Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland. A preliminary injunction blocking President Trump’s revised executive order was issued by a lower court judge in March.

The court usually hears arguments in three-judge panels with a few cases each year granted ‘en banc’ rehearings before all the 15 active judges.

An initial ‘en banc’ hearing like this has not happened for at least 25 years.

The hearing will start on Monday around 1:30 p.m.

Click here to listen to the hearing once it begins.

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