Groups Lose Challenge To Ga. Immigration Law

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT) -- An Atlanta federal judge shot down a constitutional challenge Friday from the Service Employees International Union and others to a section of a Georgia immigration law allowing law enforcement officials to investigate the immigration status of, and potentially detain, criminal suspects that lack adequate identification.

U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. granted a supplemental motion to dismiss from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens, holding that the plaintiffs could not show that Section 8 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act...
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