The federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., Thursday agreed to move quickly in hearing the government's appeal of a lower court's order blocking President Trump's revised travel ban.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals set the hearing for 1 p.m. May 8.

District judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued separate orders earlier this month blocking the executive order that temporarily bans nationals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. hours before it was set to take effect.

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