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State asks court to reconsider immigration rulings

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{} {} The state of Alabama has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider parts of two opinions that struck down some provisions of the state's immigration law. {}Governor Robert Bentley says the state is challenging a three-judge panel's decision to strike down parts of Alabama's law concerning harboring illegal immigrants, contracts and collecting school data on immigrants.{} {} Bentley said the court was placing an illegal restraint on state government.{} {} The state is asking a full appeals court to review the three-judge panel's decision.{} {} The Southern Poverty Law Center was a plaintiff in the suit and is confident the ruling will stand. {}Legal director Mary Bauer said she was disappointed the state was standing behind what she called an "unjust" law.

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