U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said today (May 25, 2017) that he will ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that blocks President Donald Trump's executive order limiting travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries, according to the VOA News website.
Sessions issued a statement saying, "President Trump's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe."
"The Department of Justice strongly disagrees with the decision of the divided court, which blocks the president's efforts to strengthen this country's national security..." the attorney general said.
Sessions was responding to a ruling earlier today by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, in which it declined to reinstate the three-month ban on most travelers from the six nations.