Feds Sue Alabama

Well, you knew this was coming (via WSFA):  Fed. government files suit to stop Ala. immigration law.

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Comments

  1. Chad S says:

    In a related story, the Alabama Gov sends a thank you note to the Feds.

  2. EddieInCA says:

    Dear Alabama –

    Be careful what you wish for…

    With respect,

    Georgia

  3. Gustopher says:

    I’d rather the Feds kept out of this one. There’s lots of injustice in the country, and only so many Feds, so why did they pick this one?

    Let Alabama destroy its own economy with its foolhardy laws that skirt the edge of racism. Don’t help them out of the mess they created and give them a scapegoat at the same time.

  4. A voice from another precinct says:

    @Gustopher: I think you have the right idea here.

  5. Racehorse says:

    History repeats as once again the Fed dictators try to take over a state in violation of the US Constitution.
    Whatever happened to states’ rights?

  6. waltm says:

    Look up the nullification crisis of 1832 in any available history text, then the late unpleasantness of 1861-1865, Little Rock crisis of 1957. State’s rights means whatever the federal government says it means.

  7. sam says:

    @Racehorse:

    History repeats as once again the Fed dictators try to take over a state in violation of the US Constitution.

    Gee, you mean that part of the Constitution called the Supremacy Clause?