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State asks court to reconsider immigration rulings

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    The state of Alabama has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider parts of two opinions that struck down some provisions of the state's immigration law.  Governor Robert Bentley says the state is challenging a three-judge panel's decision to strike down parts of Alabama's law concerning harboring illegal immigrants, contracts and collecting school data on immigrants.
    Bentley said the court was placing an illegal restraint on state government.
    The state is asking a full appeals court to review the three-judge panel's decision.
    The Southern Poverty Law Center was a plaintiff in the suit and is confident the ruling will stand.  Legal director Mary Bauer said she was disappointed the state was standing behind what she called an "unjust" law.


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