Virginia Attorney General Says Revised Ban ‘Sends a Horrible Message’

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks to reporters outside the Arlington County Courthouse in Arlington, Va., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, following a Supreme Court decision rejecting gay marriage appeals from 5 states. The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court’s order effectively makes gay marriage legal in 30 states. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Virginia’s attorney general says the Trump administration’s revised travel ban is a tacit admission that the original ban was constitutionally flawed.

President Trump issued an order Monday restricting certain travel from six majority-Muslim countries. It significantly scales back an earlier order that prompted judicial intervention barring its implementation.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, is one of several attorneys general who sued to stop the ban. He said his office is reviewing its legal response.

He said that while the new order “appears to be significantly scaled back, it still sends a horrible message to the world.”

Source: Associated Press