DOJ challenges Alabama immigration law

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Monday filed a complaint [text, PDF] in the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama [official website] challenging an Alabama law [HB 56 text] that expands restrictions on undocumented immigrants. The DOJ contends that various provisions of the Alabama immigration legislation are preempted by federal law and violate the Supremacy Clause [text] of the Constitution. Specifically, the measures that permit police officers to detain a person stopped for…

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