Attorneys on Wednesday used every second of their allotted oral argument time as two sides hoped to help a panel of appeals court judges in New Orleans see their perspective.

In the West Courtroom in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals building, three judges heard 40 minutes of arguments from three attorneys. Next, those judges will decide whether a Bell County district court judge was correct to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was shot and killed by a Bell County Sheriff’s Department deputy just over three years ago.

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