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While literally thousands of undocumented immigrant children sit in federal custody waiting to be reunited with their parents ahead of a court-ordered July 10 deadline, a Trump administration lawyer has apparently claimed she’s too busy dogsitting to represent the government in court.

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It’s unclear whether U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw of the Southern District of California bought this excuse.

Whatever the case, the timeline for this whole thing appears to have been extended.

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Anyway, have a great weekend everyone—except this lawyer, who I hope has to deal with canine diarrhea all weekend.

Senior writer. When in doubt he'll have the soup.

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