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Alabama immigration law arguments to be heard today by federal appeals court panel

Tamitha Villareal

Tamitha Villareal (shown above) gets ready to lead a march of protesters of the new immigration law in Athens, AL.

ATLANTA, Georgia — The law that put Alabama in the middle of a national debate over immigration goes before a federal appeals court in Atlanta today, pitting Alabama against the U.S. Justice Department and a coalition of civil rights groups.

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear 30 minutes of arguments – 15 minutes per side – by lawyers for the Justice Department and the State of Alabama. Two of the judges were appointed by Democratic presidents and one by a Republican.

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