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Circuit Court: Law and Justice Department

circuit court: The state appealed to the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to Metro News. Arguments on Garcia's injunction against parts of the law are scheduled for the week of Nov. 6. Under the law, Texas police chiefs could face removal from office and criminal charges for not complying with federal immigration officials' requests to detain people jailed on non-immigration offences .U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked much of the law on Aug. 31, a day before it was to take effect. However, state officials, joined by the U.S. Justice Department, sought an emergency stay allowing enforcement to begin. Court officials said the panel would begin discussing the case immediately after the hearing ended, but a decision was not expected Friday. That request was before a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit on Friday morning. ( As reported in the news.