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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 10, 2019

After a panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Tennessee’s lawsuit against the federal government over refugee resettlement in July, the state has appealed to the full court. The case, originated by the state legislature in 2016, seeks to require the federal government to pay for all costs associated with refugee resettlement. In previously dismissing the case, the court wrote that the General Assembly had not alleged an injury that gives it standing nor established it has authority to bring suit on behalf of Tennessee. If the full court declines to hear the case, the state could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Tennessean reports.