Fifth Circuit’s stay allows Gov. Abbott’s buoys to stay in the waters of the Rio Grande

It was a short-lived victory for the federal government over Texas’ anti-migrant border buoys.

The day after U.S. District Judge David Ezra ordered the removal of the 1,000 foot string of buoys, the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency stay.

In the ruling, the New Orleans-based three-judge panel did not give a reason for why it granted the State of Texas’ request. The appellate court has not yet set a date for a hearing.

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