The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals says no to rehearing the case where key portions of the immigration law were struck down by a three-judge panel. It's a setback for Alabama and supporters of the state's immigration law.
A coalition of groups filed lawsuits opposing Alabama's immigration law earlier this year and a three-judge panel ultimately struck down three key sections of the law, including requiring schools to keep information on those who are undocumented or not.
The state wanted the entire court of appeals to hear the case. Supporters of the law say they are disappointed with the decision.
"I'm disappointed they did not but it looks like in our country, the states are being told you are going to have to live with whatever immigration causes and that is is very unfortunate thing we are living with right now," Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale said.
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