Administration plans new travel ban to meet courts’ objections

The Trump administration scuttled its short-lived ban on U.S. travel from seven Muslim-majority nations Thursday, with a final rebuke to the judges who blocked it, and promised a new, scaled-back version shortly.

Justice Department lawyers, with obvious reluctance, said in a court filing that they would no longer defend the executive order signed Jan. 27 by President Trump that put the ban in place.

The decision came a week after a panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a federal judge's decision to suspend the order.

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