- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Opponents of President Donald Trump’s travel ban are seeking another legal victory against the measure.

They believe they have the administration on the defensive after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate the order.

As government attorneys debated their next move, they faced unsympathetic judges on both coasts.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided Thursday with the states of Washington and Minnesota in refusing to reinstate the ban, opening the possibility that the case could advance to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Friday, a federal judge in Virginia also seemed inclined to rule against the administration in a different challenge.

For his part, Trump said Friday that he is considering signing a “brand new order” while the ban is held up in court.

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