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Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor

Courtesy UCLA School of Law

Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor

An Iranian-American immigration judge in Los Angeles is suing the US Department of Justice. She was barred from hearing cases involving Iranian nationals. The order came after the judge attended a public event that featured prominent Iranian Americans.

Some legal watchers say it's unheard of, and could have broad implications for federal immigration judges in and out of the courtroom. The California Report's Steven Cuevas has more. 

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