FILE PHOTO: Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court, while the court justices consider case regarding presidential powers as it weighs the legality of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban targeting people from Muslim-majority countries, in Washington, DC, U.S., April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling was written by Judge Jay Bybee, an appointee of Republican president George W. Bush.
Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Sandra Maler