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Federal judge blocks Ala. illegal immigration law
AP ^ | August 29, 2011

Posted on 08/29/2011 12:27:09 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she needed more time to decide whether the law opposed by the Obama administration, church leaders and immigrant-rights groups is constitutional.

The brief order by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn means the law won't take effect as scheduled on Thursday. The ruling was cheered by opponents who have compared the law to old Jim Crow-era statutes against racial integration.

But Blackburn didn't address whether the law is constitutional, and she could still let all or parts of the law take effect later. The judge said she will issue a longer ruling by Sept. 28.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; aliens; blackburn; blackrobedtyrants; bush1; bush41; crimalien; illegalimmigration; illegals; judge; judicialtyranny; sharonblackburn; sharonlblackburn; unexpected
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1 posted on 08/29/2011 12:27:11 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

figures.


2 posted on 08/29/2011 12:29:02 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Second Amendment First
George H.W. Bush appointee.
3 posted on 08/29/2011 12:29:30 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: Second Amendment First

On April 11, 1991, Blackburn was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 1991, and received her commission on May 30, 1991. She has served as chief judge since 2006.


4 posted on 08/29/2011 12:29:41 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Heeeeeeere we go again...


5 posted on 08/29/2011 12:30:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Second Amendment First

How is it unconstitutional to deny the benefits of citizenship to non-ctizens?


6 posted on 08/29/2011 12:31:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Second Amendment First

Told you so.

Meanwhile, 3-4 Dream Acts at the state level ***ARE*** being allowed to go in effect.

Thus is life in Obamaland. :) He’s going to need the illegal vote in 2012.


7 posted on 08/29/2011 12:31:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Second Amendment First

So now state laws are considered unconstitutional until a Federal judge decides otherwise?


8 posted on 08/29/2011 12:32:16 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Second Amendment First

I wonder when we will get a judge that actually rules against illegal aliens for once.


9 posted on 08/29/2011 12:32:19 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: GeronL

“unexpected”


10 posted on 08/29/2011 12:32:47 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: Second Amendment First

#@*&!!!!


11 posted on 08/29/2011 12:35:05 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Second Amendment First
'But Blackburn didn't address whether the law is constitutional'
12 posted on 08/29/2011 12:35:10 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Second Amendment First

Sharon Blackburn is a tyrannical despot and should be brought up on charges and removed from office.


13 posted on 08/29/2011 12:35:49 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy
George H.W. Bush appointee.

Figures. Reagan's biggest mistake.

14 posted on 08/29/2011 12:35:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First

AP “Accountability Journalism”: ‘The ruling was cheered by opponents who have compared the law to old Jim Crow-era statutes against racial integration.’ See how that works? AP gets to call Alabama racist is a ‘news’ story.


15 posted on 08/29/2011 12:37:49 PM PDT by HarleyWoodrowMantz
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To: Tzimisce
“Thus is life in Obamaland. :) He’s going to need the illegal vote in 2012.”

Luckily he won't get it in Texas. No Government ID, no vote.

16 posted on 08/29/2011 12:38:27 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Second Amendment First

She didn’t actually rule on anything other than to block the law from going into effect this week. Said she’d issue a longer ruling September 28.

No idea what to expect from her.


17 posted on 08/29/2011 12:40:04 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Second Amendment First

Feds zealously guard their responsibility to manage immigration —then toss it to the wind, doing nothing.

That’s like putting the chevy up on blocks in your front yard, then charging everyone in the neighborhood to watch it rust.


18 posted on 08/29/2011 12:40:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: GeronL

I think the question of it being Constitutional probably is based on the State taking it upon themselves to enforce what usually comes under Federal jurisidiction.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 12:40:38 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Second Amendment First
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration

When will this judge block enforcement of rape, murder, or burglary laws?

20 posted on 08/29/2011 12:40:45 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Second Amendment First

um... it’s unconstitutional to follow the law???


21 posted on 08/29/2011 12:41:33 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: Tzimisce
He’s going to need the illegal vote in 2012

And he will get them by the millions.

22 posted on 08/29/2011 12:41:39 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Will88

Oh, I think we all know what to expect from her. She wouldn’t have done this without knowing what she’s going to ultimately rule.


23 posted on 08/29/2011 12:41:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lastchance

Schools and most welfare programs are state functions, the state has every right to decide who gets in.


24 posted on 08/29/2011 12:41:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Second Amendment First

I don’t think this ruling is biased. There’s a lot for the judge to consider among the many filings, however the article is very biased.


25 posted on 08/29/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Second Amendment First

When are we going to get a Governor that has the BALLS to tell the FEDs to GFYS and ignore their ruling?


26 posted on 08/29/2011 12:42:17 PM PDT by guardian_of_liberty (We must bind the Government with the Chains of the Constitution...)
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To: Second Amendment First

How long does it take to read the Constitution, look up some words in a dictionary and write a few paragraphs describing how the Founders got it right?


27 posted on 08/29/2011 12:42:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Second Amendment First

why am I not surprised


28 posted on 08/29/2011 12:43:25 PM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: Second Amendment First

The sum result of all of this damnable liberal bullsh*t is that US Citizenship will be utterly meaningless.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 12:44:14 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Second Amendment First
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, ruling Monday that she needed more time to decide whether the law opposed by the Obama administration, church leaders and immigrant-rights groups is constitutional.

This seems like an entirely new power upsurped by the courts. "We don't know if this law is unconstitutional or not; so we will arbitrarily suspend this law for an undefined period of time, until we 'get around' to making a decision".

How about let it stand, and then let it get challenged in a court like EVERY OTHER LAW!!

30 posted on 08/29/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: GeronL
How is it unconstitutional to deny the benefits of citizenship to non-ctizens?

Because it has a disproportionate impact on Hispanic non-Americans. >:).

31 posted on 08/29/2011 12:46:35 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: dfwgator

I think the Alabama law contains many different provisions. SCOTUS did hand down a good ruling on the older Arizona law which sanctions employers who hire illegals. A lot remains to be ruled on concerning the various state laws addressing illegal immigrants.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/05/supreme-court-upholds-arizona-immigration-law-.html


32 posted on 08/29/2011 12:47:09 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Slings and Arrows; abigail2; rebuildus; lily

We have had it with illegal judges...how about hat? Tar and feathering would not be innapropriate. We need another revolution....sorry it has come to that...but even our founders knew that it may have to happen again.


33 posted on 08/29/2011 12:47:18 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Tzimisce
Thus is life in Obamaland.

This was life in pubbie-land also, which is why they lost in 2006 and 2008. The people, by and large, do NOT want illegals in this country. Period!

34 posted on 08/29/2011 12:48:23 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Can someone please explain to me why we even take the time to pass laws anymore? We pass and the judges overturn. Maybe we should just disolve all legislatures and let the judges to the work. Look at the savings we could realize. /sar
35 posted on 08/29/2011 12:49:28 PM PDT by animal172 (Expect 25%. Get 5%. I took a 20% cut.)
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To: GeronL
Schools and most welfare programs are state functions, the state has every right to decide who gets in.

Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982):

The Court held that A Texas law which denied the benefits of free public education to illegal aliens violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, stating that discrimination on the basis of immigration status did not further a substantial state interest.

A ridiculous decision, obviously, but that's how we got to where we are today. Justice Brennan's footnote #10 gave us birthright citizenship for illegals. It could probably be eliminated by statute.

36 posted on 08/29/2011 12:50:05 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: All

You know, I’m a stickler for the rule of law as much as anyone. It’s what separates us from being an anarchical society.

Having said that, it’s become obvious that we have a judiciary (on the state and federal level) that is basically saying “We’re gonna legislate from the bench. We know what’s best”.

What would happen to Alabama if they said to the federal judge “You blocked our law. Now try to enforce your block”?

Could the federal govt forseeably send troops in to enforce a judge’s decision - ala Little Rock in 1957?


37 posted on 08/29/2011 12:50:56 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Second Amendment First

How DARE Alabama criminalize those who break the law!...

*wait*

Who does Alabama think they are to enforce laws that criminals break?...

*ummmm*

What right does Alabama have to actually arrest law-breakers when they break the law?...

Roll Tide!!!


38 posted on 08/29/2011 12:51:44 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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bookmark-— esp, post 6, 8, 12.


39 posted on 08/29/2011 12:51:50 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

It doesn’t really matter. They file multiple lawsuits to shop for the judge they want. Someone would have done this.


40 posted on 08/29/2011 12:52:48 PM PDT by 1L
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To: Second Amendment First

We need to start a letter writing campaign to our local AL newspapers showing our support for this law!


41 posted on 08/29/2011 12:52:52 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Second Amendment First

Duh, the aliens are trespassing, breaking existing laws, taking jobs from legal US citizens.

BTW, is the judge a legal citizen?


42 posted on 08/29/2011 12:58:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

I think we need to start impeaching leftist judges


43 posted on 08/29/2011 12:58:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: dfwgator
Oh, I think we all know what to expect from her. She wouldn’t have done this without knowing what she’s going to ultimately rule.

She already knows where she wants to go with it, but she wants to do the research to justify her ruling.

44 posted on 08/29/2011 12:59:27 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: Second Amendment First

It never ceases to astound and dismay me that there are those who are as adept at tirelessly working to destroy this nation as those who worked tirelessly at building at.

Think La Raza will remember this judge when they have taken over completely?

Anyone wonder where they are going to be able to live when the Great Sundering occurs?


45 posted on 08/29/2011 1:06:43 PM PDT by Molon Labbie
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To: mtnwmn
I will not write to the Hard-left USAToday Gannet rag the Montgomery Advertiser, as they are so screwed up they would not print it.

I will post it on their discussion boards, which probably has more posters than the newspapers actually has subscribers!

46 posted on 08/29/2011 1:07:18 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Second Amendment First

At what point is the federal judiciary deemed illegitimate by most normal people and state officials start ignoring the rulings? No point having elections, voting, passing laws, etc. if a communist ideologue will simply strike everything down that doesn’t suit her tastes.

It happens almost every single time on every single social issue. State X passes Law Y and Judge Z does some intellectual somersaults to make it “unconstitutional”. Fill in the blanks with pretty much any state and any issue, gay ‘marriage’, abortion, immigration etc.


47 posted on 08/29/2011 1:12:02 PM PDT by crusader71
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To: Second Amendment First

Laugh all you want at California, but in less than 20 years, all the states will be exactly like California.


48 posted on 08/29/2011 1:13:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is bad luck for the US.)
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To: Second Amendment First

This is pretty pro forma. There’s no ruling on the actual constitutionality and it will have a long way to go either way but it’s not an actual decision.

Of course from hearing the reports on it you’d think it was a Supreme Court decision!! LOL!


49 posted on 08/29/2011 1:14:06 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Second Amendment First

We all pretty much knew this would happen. The question now is whether an appeal will be launched against this abominable decision.


50 posted on 08/29/2011 1:15:16 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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