10/20/2011 05:38 pm ET | Updated Dec 20, 2011

Judge Who Ruled On Alabama's Immigration Law Was 'Mistaken'

All around this city, the cradle of the civil rights movement, history emanates from solemn streets.

This is, after all, home to the 16th Street Baptist Church, the historic African American sanctuary where four girls were killed after a bomb exploded, marking a turning point in the state's -- and country's -- segregated past. Nearly five decades later, a different sort of explosion, at once moral, political and economic, rocks the largest city in this Southern state, directly targeting yet another specific racial group: Alabama's growing and predominantly Latino immigration population.