Skip to comments.Federal judge blocks Ala. illegal immigration law
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.
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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.
Heeeeeeere we go again...
How is it unconstitutional to deny the benefits of citizenship to non-ctizens?
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.
So now state laws are considered unconstitutional until a Federal judge decides otherwise?
I wonder when we will get a judge that actually rules against illegal aliens for once.
Sharon Blackburn is a tyrannical despot and should be brought up on charges and removed from office.
Figures. Reagan's biggest mistake.
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.
Luckily he won't get it in Texas. No Government ID, no vote.
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.
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.
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.
When will this judge block enforcement of rape, murder, or burglary laws?
um... it’s unconstitutional to follow the law???
And he will get them by the millions.
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.
Schools and most welfare programs are state functions, the state has every right to decide who gets in.
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.
When are we going to get a Governor that has the BALLS to tell the FEDs to GFYS and ignore their ruling?
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?
why am I not surprised
The sum result of all of this damnable liberal bullsh*t is that US Citizenship will be utterly meaningless.
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!!
Because it has a disproportionate impact on Hispanic non-Americans. >:).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
How DARE Alabama criminalize those who break the law!...
Who does Alabama think they are to enforce laws that criminals break?...
What right does Alabama have to actually arrest law-breakers when they break the law?...
bookmark-— esp, post 6, 8, 12.
It doesn’t really matter. They file multiple lawsuits to shop for the judge they want. Someone would have done this.
We need to start a letter writing campaign to our local AL newspapers showing our support for this law!
Duh, the aliens are trespassing, breaking existing laws, taking jobs from legal US citizens.
BTW, is the judge a legal citizen?
I think we need to start impeaching leftist judges
She already knows where she wants to go with it, but she wants to do the research to justify her ruling.
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?
I will post it on their discussion boards, which probably has more posters than the newspapers actually has subscribers!
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.
Laugh all you want at California, but in less than 20 years, all the states will be exactly like California.
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!
We all pretty much knew this would happen. The question now is whether an appeal will be launched against this abominable decision.