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The Department of Justice said in a court filing it would appeal a ruling by US District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Although Chang did put an emergency halt to the ban of entry of travellers from six-Muslim countries, he left the section that barred the entry of refugees to the United States for four months.
In Washington, District Court Judge James Robart put a stay on the ban, claiming that it will follow the Hawaii courts restraining order so that to conserve resources and to avoid duplicate rulings.
White House Press Secretary stated that the government will vigorously defend the executive order. The plan was to appeal to the 4th Circuit first (4th Circuit is known for its more conservative nature and might be able to lend a friendlier ruling) before appealing to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in S.F.