The decision to bar Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan from the United States because he contributed to a charity that supports Hamas is heading back to a lower court following a decision Friday by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The circuit vacated a ruling by Southern District of New York Judge Paul A. Crotty dismissing a First Amendment challenge to the government’s denial of a visa to Ramadan, 46, a Switzerland-based academic, because he allegedly provided material support to a terrorist organization.

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