Arpaio Exec. Action Suit May Help Spur High Court Review

By Allissa Wickham (May 5, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Monday offered a frosty reception to Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's challenge over President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, an indication that a split with the Fifth Circuit may be brewing over an issue of such national importance that the U.S. Supreme Court may need to weigh in, experts say.

Two appeals are unfolding over policies in the president's executive actions that allow certain immigrants to defer deportation and apply for work authorization: One brought before the Fifth Circuit by the federal government in its tussle with 26 states challenging the deferred-action programs, and another lodged before the...

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