>> Another defeat for Trump's second travel ban. Fourth circuit court of appeals in Virginia largely upholding the block on Trump's order restricting travel from six majority muslim countries. Civil liberties groups claiming victory over the 10 to three decision. Judges in the court said they were unconvinced the order had more to do with national security and Trump's promise during the campaign to ban Muslims.
Reuter's legal correspondent Dan Levine.>> It was fairly a stinging rebuke for the administration. The judges in the majority felt that the ban was biased towards Muslims and unconstitutional. And it's evident, they cited Trump's comments both before the election and also since taking office.>> For a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering-
>> In the ruling, the court wrote that the ban, quote, drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination and that it might violate the US Constitution. Trump's first travel ban, issued in January Sparked chaos and protests at airports for being blocked by the court. The White House's second order was intended to overcome the legal problem posed by the first, but it too has never gone into effect, caught up in legal challenges.
The ninth circuit court in Seattle is also expected to rule on whether to uphold an earlier ruling by a Hawaiian judge that blocked part of Trump's order.>> The fourth circuit we've seen is potentially friendlier ground for Trump than the ninth circuit has been. So the fact that it was fairly uneven vote, ten to three to block the ban, does not bode well.
>> But ultimately, the travel ban is likely to head to the U.S. Supreme Court