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9th Circuit said last week travel ban shouldn't apply to refugees already working with resettlement organizations

Justice Department filed appeal Monday

Washington CNN  — 

The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to put on hold a federal appeals court ruling from last week that narrowed the scope of the travel ban as it applies to a certain class of refugees.

In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, Justice Department lawyers said that a three-judge panel from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to exempt those refugees who have a contractual commitment from resettlement organizations.

In a one-sentence order issued Monday afternoon, Justice Anthony Kennedy – who has jurisdiction over the 9th circuit – granted the government a temporary stay until Tuesday in order to give the challengers time to respond to the government’s petition.