Feds Seek To Nix Contempt Hearing In Executive Action Row

By Allissa Wickham (August 3, 2015, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The federal government urged the Texas federal judge handling the suit on President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions to cancel an August contempt hearing that would force top officials to appear in court, while promising that it was no longer in violation of new policies.

The U.S. Department of Justice pushed U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen to cancel an Aug. 19 hearing that would require five government officials — including Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson — to appear in court and show why they shouldn't be held in contempt. 

Judge Hanen scheduled the hearing in July, after saying he was shocked at...

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