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Official: Trump Not Planning to Appeal Travel Ban Ruling to Supreme Court

Trump's legal team still believes it will be eventually proven correct on the merits of the current executive order, an official told NBC

White House lawyers are working on a rewrite of President Donald Trump's controversial executive order banning nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries that can pass legal muster, NBC News reports.

The work began several days before a federal appeals court shot down the administration's bid to lift a temporary restraining order on Trump's first plan to bar nationals from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days, a senior administration official told NBC.

Trump on Friday said he still expected to win in court and added that he would be taking action "very rapidly" to protect the U.S. and its citizens.

But, the official said, the White House does not plan to take the temporary restraining order on the president's travel ban to the Supreme Court. Instead, the official said, they are focused on defending the order on its merits, making it likely the next legal showdown will be in a federal district court.

President Donald Trump vowed to contest Thursday's decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate his travel ban, after the panel of three judges declined to block the ruling that suspended the ban. "We have a situation where the security of our country is at stake," Trump said.
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