Hogan Lovells attorneys asked a federal judge to find the U.S. government liable for emotional distress after the Trump administration implemented a policy that separated families at the border.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Monday on behalf of separated families, used statements from former President Donald Trump and some of his administration’s leadership to paint the policy as a violation of constitutional rights that left families emotionally scarred. 

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