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Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama's immigration actions
Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama's immigration actions

A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers Friday about whether to lift a temporary stay on President Obama's executive action, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation. The judges — two appointed by Republican presidents, one by Obama — were randomly selected from among 15 on the conservative U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and they did not rule on the stay from the bench. But they asked plenty of pointed questions during the unusual hearing, which included more than 2 1/2 hours of oral arguments. The gallery was packed with about 80 spectators, including immigrants eligible for deferred action and the attorney...

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