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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:09 PM

Tennessee's refugee resettlement lawsuit dealt major setback, leaving U.S. Supreme Court as final

Tennessee's refugee resettlement lawsuit dealt major setback, leaving U.S. Supreme Court as final option


Tennessee's lawsuit against the federal government over refugee resettlement hit another major setback Wednesday, after a panel of judges rejected a request for the case to be heard by the full 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The move sets the stage for the case to possibly be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. An attorney working on behalf of Tennessee's lawsuit said Wednesday they plan to petition the nation's highest court to hear the case.

In September, attorneys hired on behalf of the Volunteer State filed a petition seeking the appeals court to reconsider the case, which dates back to a 2016 resolution approved by the Tennessee General Assembly.

The lawsuit, which was filed in March 2017, is based on an assertion that the federal government is forcing states to pay for costs related to refugee resettlement while violating the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/16/tennessee-refugee-resettlement-lawsuit-dealt-major-setback-supreme-court/3996637002/

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