Los Angeles Times (03/09/12)
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked two sections of Alabama’s new immigration law. These sections would prevent courts from enforcing contracts involving illegal immigrants and would make it a felony for illegal immigrants to do business in the state. The panel said it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on the legality of Arizona’s immigration law before making a decision on the rest of Alabama’s law; oral arguments in the Arizona case will be heard by the Supreme Court April 25. Other sections of Alabama’s law were blocked by the Appeals Court panel in October.