Friday, July 6, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) -- The state of Georgia says its law targeting illegal immigration should be upheld in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on a similar law enacted by Arizona. But opponents say the high court ruling should affirm holds on parts of Georgia's law.
A coalition of groups challenging the law and the state filed new arguments Friday with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Georgia's filing says a blocked provision of its law "bears close similarity in all material respects" to part of Arizona's law that was upheld by the high court and argues that Georgia's law has no provisions that are similar to the sections of the Arizona law that were struck down.
The law's challengers argue the Arizona law ruling sets clear limits on the state's authority.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)