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Legal Challenge To Alabama Abortion Law Will Go To Trial

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 31 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered a trial to determine whether a new Alabama law...

Elise Foley

Alabama Governor Working With Lawmakers To Change Controversial Immigration Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said on Friday that he is working with lawmakers on a bill to revise the state's immigration law, after concerns were rais...

German Mercedes-Benz Executive Arrested Under Alabama's New Immigration Law

Think Progress | Amanda Peterson Beadle | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Mercedes opened its first American manufacturing plant in Vance, Alabama in 1993, spurring a trend of foreign car makers and suppliers opening factori...

Some African-Americans in Alabama see HB 56 as "a giant step backwards"

Maribel Hastings | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

That community finds itself in dire straits in Alabama under its new law HB 56, which, even after a court ruling temporarily blocking some provisions from being enforced, continues to wreak havoc among families made up of immigrants, legal residents and citizens, and continues to affect the economy and the image Alabama is projecting to the country and the world.

Alabama's Assault on Civil and Human Rights

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices
Marielena Hincapié

The passage of Alabama's draconian HB 56 and the federal court's decision must be a call to action for all of us. Children's groups, educators, civil and human rights defenders must stand up against such oppressive laws that threaten the very fabric of our society.

Alabama Immigrants Fearing Deportation Make Plans For Children

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Terrified by Alabama's strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally ...

GOP Lawmaker Apologizes For 'Aborigines' Remark

AP | By JAY REEVES | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

GARDENDALE, Ala. -- A powerful Republican leader in the Alabama Senate apologized Tuesday for referring to blacks as "aborigines" on recordings played...

Alabama State Senator Sparks Criticism With 'Aborigines' Remark

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — As a Republican state senator who secretly recorded conversations for the FBI testified Thursday that he couldn't explain why...

Alabama State Lawmaker Suggests Republicans 'Empty The Clip' In Addressing Illegal Immigration

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alabama state Sen. Scott Beason, a Republican, reportedly made eyebrow-raising remarks over the weekend, calling on members of his party to "empty the...