DOJ Asks 11th Circ. To Mull Ala. Immigration Law Ruling

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday appealed to the Eleventh Circuit an Alabama federal judge's decision allowing enforcement of some parts of a stringent new state law targeting illegal immigrants.

Besides seeking the appeal over U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn's Wednesday ruling, the government also asked the judge to bar enforcement of the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act until the Eleventh Circuit rules.

"These provisions were designed to work together to attack every aspect of an illegal alien’s life in Alabama, and...
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