President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries has been removed from federal court, and now the Montana Department of Transportation is implementing travel restrictions.
The decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday also allows Montana to implement its controversial “anti-travel” rule that bans all commercial air travel to the state, which is in the midst of a wildfire season.
The court ruled the Montana ban violated the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.
The Trump administration said it would appeal the ruling.
Montana’s ban is the first of its kind in the nation.
The state banned the issuance of visas to anyone from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen in late September.
Montanas new ban is a major setback for the Trump administration, which has been trying to impose a travel ban that would cover more than 200 Muslim-dominated nations.
Trump first signed a travel order targeting the Muslim world in January, after he was sworn in.
It has since been challenged in court by civil liberties groups.