The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments for just over an hour Tuesday on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a Seattle judge’s stay of Trump’s executive order. Judges William Canby, Michelle Friedland, and Richard Clifton presided over the hearing and are expected to issue a ruling this week, and as early as Wednesday.

Judge Clifton in particular seemed to put an end to the idea that the travel ban is in reality a Muslim ban, which is how opponents refer to it in hashtags and on protest signs. As Sarah Jeong of Motherboard explained:

Washington’s solicitor general, Noah Purcell, argued for the states.

No, this isn’t that ban, despite what protesters insist … not that Clifton wasn’t aware of Trump’s stump speeches during the campaign.

Hmm …

What’s the verdict, so to speak?

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