The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied a request for an 11-member court review of President Trump's travel ban that was struck down by a Hawaii federal judge earlier this year.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco-based appeals court voted to reject the request from Hawaii for a wider review that would have taken the case to a full “en banc” panel.
The decision means that the case will now follow a traditional path of judicial appeal, and will head to a three-judge panel next month.
According to the report, the judicial order did not provide any details as to why the request was denied by the court.
If granted, the request could have expedited the judicial process by sending the case straight to the full court panel.
The battle over Trump's revised travel ban that would temporarily prohibit U.S. entry to foreign nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries is also ongoing in other federal courts.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Va., is also set to hear arguments on a part of Trump's revised travel ban in early May and could rule on Justice Department's request for a stay as early as the first days of April.