A pair of federal appeals courts last week issued diverging rulings on national injunctions blocking President Donald Trump’s policies, highlighting the ways circuit courts are confronting the nationwide orders issued by trial judges.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday rejected the Justice Department’s request to lift a stay on a district court’s national ruling blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule, which would make it more difficult for immigrants who require public assistance to obtain legal status.

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