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Law360, Chicago (September 14, 2016, 1:30 PM EDT) — A Seventh Circuit panel indicated it will likely uphold a lower court’s decision halting an Indiana policy aimed at keeping Syrian refugees out of the state Wednesday, with Judge Richard Posner pointedly saying Gov. Mike Pence’s attorney was “so out of it” when trying to explain how his directive could possibly be legal.

Circuit Judges Richard Posner and Frank Easterbrook took turns grilling Indiana attorney Thomas Fisher during tense oral arguments in the state’s appeal of an injunction entered against the policy following a lawsuit filed…

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