Trump gets small win on travel ban
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He describes airport security as “security theatre” and says much of it is a waste of time and money, “because a lot of it doesn’t work.
Most airport security does not protect against threat.” Only two things have made air travel safer since 9/11, he has said in the past – securing the cockpit door “and convincing passengers they need to fight back.
Photograph: Dado Ruvic/ReutersBut some people I speak to who work in aviation security think the ban is reasonable.
But El Al also uses other measures such as intensive bag screening and undercover air marshals on every flight.
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How US travel ban will affect West Aussies
The ban affects flights from eight middle eastern and North African countries and nine airlines operating out of 10 airports.
TRAVEL chaos is expected for WA passengers travelling to the US with Emirates and Qatar as they are being impacted by a ban on electronic devices being carried in carry-on baggage.
There have been a number of instances of batteries overheating and these have been easier to detect because they have been in the cabin.
Yesterday, the US government was still to clarify why it has banned electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and cameras from cabin baggage on flights to the US from some countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
The only casualty was the alleged bomber, who was apparently blown out of the plane, and the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab later claimed responsibility.
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A federal judge in Virginia on Friday upheld President Trump’s revised travel ban, delivering a small victory to the Trump administration as it seeks to strengthen its legal case for the executive order that has been blocked in other courts.
The ruling is welcome news for the Trump administration after a federal judge in Hawaii issued a ruling last week halting enforcement of the ban nationwide.
The ban has also been put on hold by a federal judge in Maryland.
After the judge in Hawaii issued the block, Trump vowed to appeal the decision up to the Supreme Court.
The ruling in favor of the ban in Virginia creates a split among the lower courts, increasing the likelihood that the Supreme Court will review the case.