Alabama’s Immigration Law Jeopardizes School Kids

May 16, 2012

As reported on our Blog in February 2009 Alabama has ongoing problems with his immigration law (HB 56). In September of last year, the state started to enforce the toughest immigration law of the nation.  It caused several unwanted side effects. Among other things it requires schools to verify the citizenship of students and allows…

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Justice Department Says No to Texas Voter ID Law

April 9, 2012

The U.S. Justice Department has blocked the Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls on grounds that it would disproportionately negatively impact minority voters, thereby violating the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discriminatory voting practices that disenfranchise minorities. Thomes E. Perez, the Department of Justice’s assistant attorney general for…

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GPS Tracking and the Fourth Amendment

April 26, 2011

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects against unreasonable governmental searches and seizures. In areas where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, a search warrant based on probable cause must be obtained by the government prior to the search. The interpretation of the Fourth Amendment is the focus of a recent request…

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