April 29, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Alabama’s appeal to revive portions of a state immigration law, including a section that made it a crime to harbor people who are living in the country illegally.

The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that blocked parts of the law. Justice Antonin Scalia voted to hear the state’s appeal.

The law’s purpose was to reduce the “number of illegal aliens” in Alabama

The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said immigration law primarily is the responsibility of the federal government and that the state lacked the authority to enforce the challenged provisions. The appeals court ruling followed last year’s Supreme Court ruling that blocked some parts of Arizona’s immigration law.

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  • noz
    29 April 2013 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    alabama is so sick and tired of illegal aliens eating up the state resources, while the federal government willfully do not want to follow the rule of law, which is the INS laws, an unlawful action of the federal government getting away with murder, by not getting impeach for not doing their job to enforce the INS laws. a worker who do not do the job assignments gets fired from the job, while the federal government not doing the job to enforce the INS law do keep their jobs.

    • Delia
      30 April 2013 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Obama and lefties wants amnesty for all the invaders so we will never be able to free ourselves from a bunch of cheating lying illegal alien invaders from being the next generation of lazy democrat govt leeches and terrorists. No amnesty and no more gun control, the Obamabots are doing enough damage with trillion dollar annual deficits as far as the eye can see to try and bankrupt America. Are Democrats still considered Americans or are they the new world order of Commies.

  • av
    1 May 2013 at 9:23 am - Reply

    The failure of Gun Control is mostly certainly the fault of your favorite elected Republicans. Pressured by their supporters, these inhuman Republicans did not think of those kids that were murdered in Connecticut. Was that the Democratic government’s fault or the republican backed NRA lobbyists? Shame on you Republicans for failing the mothers and fathers of the murdered children. Shame on you for allowing your political side to be on top of your head rather than to think as a human being. Shame on the Republicans !

  • noz
    1 May 2013 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    shame on you lefties on assaulting the second amendment of the constitutions, the rights to bear arms, is that well understood? whether you like it or not, the government must be constitutionally run. the lefty democrats are trying hard to run the government on their ideologues. the democrats pushing their versions of gun control, but insisted its not gun control are the most stupendous, will not stop the mentally ill or crazies to acquire guns. applying the lefty democrats versions to criminals is laughable, a low IQ person probably is smarter than these lefty democrats, who expect the criminals will not get guns with strict registrations and background checks. for heaven sake, that’s why they are called criminals, they don’t follow the rule of law, so they acquire guns the illegal ways, no matter what. therefore, all the versions of the lefty democrats in the end, will only directly over power law abiding gun owners like my family of power, which basically the forefathers were trying to prevent from the over zealous government over its people. got it? people like you were used by obama to draw emotions on the CT school mass shooting, killing 20 children and number of adults, instead of objectivity. the guns used by the school shooter were registered on his mother’s name, gun registrations require background checks. for the school shooter to get his mother’s gun is to kill his mother while asleep. not all crazies are violent. experts assumed the school shooter either became violent due to his out of control psychosis without proper treatment. nobody will ever know, the other members of the family have not live with them for years. so the background check did not prevent a crazy person to get hold of the guns. should the lefty democrats have written their gun control versions to state, gun owner living with psychotic person must not be given provision to own guns? so why they didn’t try to do so, because they will lose in the context of using mentally ill. why? because the government passed laws decades ago, force institutionalization of the mentally ill is unconstitutional. what made you think all the crazies of america are all out in the street in full force. not all homeless folks are crazy, but a large percentage are crazy, got crazier with the use of drugs/alcohol, yet law enforcements cannot just pick them up for their craziness, lock them up, unless the crazy is violent. for criminals, convicted felons are the groups, the government cannot control guns landing in their hands. the lefty democrats and lefty judges are too soft on dealing with these criminals, going through the revolving doors of prisons, with short sentences handed down. these criminals are too smart for the lefty government, all the written laws restricting them to get guns are just that written. if this lefty obama wants the criminal not to own guns to commit crimes of murder, then change the laws to keep them in prison much, much longer or for life without parole, strip these criminals with so much rights. the laws must say if a person committed grave crimes then they lost their rights or self forfeited. the lefty government and lefty judges always protect the rights of the criminals, forgot the rights of the dead victims of these criminals.