Civil Rights Challenge To Ala. Wage Law Gains Support

Law360, New York (June 13, 2017, 12:02 AM EDT) -- Prominent civil rights groups, legal historians and local politicians urged the Eleventh Circuit on Monday to review the dismissal of a federal suit alleging Alabama state legislators discriminated against Birmingham blacks by preempting an ordinance to raise the city's minimum wage.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and others filed amicus briefs arguing U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor misread federal law and ignored legislators’ racial intent when he dismissed a suit challenging H.B. 174, which bars city-level minimum wage ordinances.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund argued Judge Proctor’s decision “threatens to undermine the effectiveness” of the...

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