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Trump travel ban: Hearing discusses courts' right to review order

Published Wed, Feb 8, 2017 · 09:50 PM
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A US JUSTICE Department lawyer on Tuesday said courts should not second-guess President Donald Trump's targeted travel ban, drawing scepticism from a three-judge federal appeals panel weighing the limits of executive authority in cases of national security.

But even August Flentje, the Justice Department's lawyer, sensed he was not gaining ground with that line of argument. "I'm not sure I'm convincing the court," he said.

It was a lively but technical hearing on an issue that has gripped much of the country's attention - and that of foreign allies and Middle East nations - for the past week. …

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