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Kevin and Nancy Lunny (center) with Amber Abbasi (right) after Tuesday’s hearing. David Briggs

Lawyers faced rounds of tough questioning from appellate court judges on Tuesday as the battle between the federal government and oysterman Kevin Lunny reached a decisive moment in which a court will decide if farming can continue while litigation continues.

An emotionally pitched battle for the future of Drakes Estero has turned almost completely to the legal arena, with lawsuits . . .