A federal appeals court on Monday ruled against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's efforts to block payments to a nonprofit assisting with resettlement of Syrian refugees.

In harsh language, a three-judge panel on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals accused the Republican vice presidential nominee of unfairly attacking Exodus Refugee Immigration for resettling the refugees, despite "no evidence" that the migrants might be terrorists in disguise.

"[I]t is nightmare speculation," Judge Richard Posner declared in his opinion.

Pence's policy barring payments to the organization "is discrimination on the basis of nationality," Posner declared.

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