A full panel of judges on the Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals wrestled Friday with whether to strike down the Maryland district court order that partially blocked the third version of President Trump's travel ban nationwide.

At least seven of the 13 judges had a hard time accepting the administration's argument that the president's Sept. 24 proclamation is not a Muslim ban given Trump's retweets last week of anti-Muslim videos originally posted by a fringe right-wing British group.

Like the proclamation, Judge Pamela Harris, an Obama appointee, noted the tweets are official statements signed by the president.

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