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>> And we can go back and forth on the President's comments over time.>> Another legal showdown Monday over President Trump's revised temporary travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The ninth US circuit court of appeals in Seattle hearing arguments on whether to uphold an earlier ruling by a Hawaii judge that blocked parts of Trump's order.
Lawyers challenging the ban alleging Trump's own words during his election campaign prove the Order is discriminatory. British Legal Correspondent Dan Levine.>> An attorney for the Justice Department said that Trump's revised executive order is not discriminatory and that it was put into effect to protect national security. And that Trump's statements around the order particularly in the campaign should not be enough to block it.
And an attorney for the state of Hawaii which is challenging Trump's order said there's plenty of evidence both from the campaign and after the campaign to show that the order of violates the constitution, and that the court should block it and ultimately strike it down.>> The government has not engaged in mass dragnet exclusions in the past 50 years.
This is something new and unusual in which you're saying this whole class of people, some of which are dangerous, we can bar them all.>> And the justice department says that the President absolutely has the authority to decide, who from what country gets in.>> The same court though with different judges that struck down Trump's first travel ban, prompting an angry response from the President, who has since mused about breaking up the court which has jurisdiction over nine states.
The revised travel ban is also facing a challenge in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia.>>
Trump's initial ban in January sparked chaos and protests at airports before the court stepped in. He issued a revised order in March, aimed at overcoming the legal obstacles posed by the first.
The ninth circuit court expected to rule within the next week or two, but ultimately Trumps travel ban is likely to land in front of the US Supreme Court, which once again has nine justices and a conservative majority.