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      Court rejects Alabama appeal over immigration law

      The U.S. Supreme Court today Monday refused to review Alabama's controversial immigration crackdown law. That means last year's ruling against Alabama by a federal appeals court will stand, and, for now, the law will not be allowed to go into effect.{} Alabama lawmakers passed the legislation in the summer of 2011.{} Under the law, state and local officials would have the power to check the immigration status of public school students.{} They would also be allowed to detain suspected undocumented immigrants without bond.

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