A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a preliminary injunction freezing billions of dollars of deposed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

The 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal voted 9-2 to keep in place a freeze originally issued in Los Angeles on the money Marcos and his wife, Imelda, are accused of looting from the Philippine treasury.Although a three-judge panel of the same appeal court lifted the freeze by a 2-1 vote in 1987, no money was released to Marcos while the 11 judges reconsidered the decision.