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Mitchell P. Reich senior associate with Hogan Lovells.

It would have been hard to blame Mitchell Reich of Hogan Lovells for being skeptical of his chances of persuading U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly to block a Trump administration policy disqualifying individuals from seeking asylum in the U.S. unless they already sought similar protection in another country first. Kelly, a Trump appointee to the Washington, D.C. district court bench, had already denied a request for a temporary restraining order last year challenging the policy, which all but eliminated the possibility of asylum for refugees fleeing Central America through Mexico.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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