Ga. Considers Next Step in Immigration Law Challenge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- The state of Georgia is considering its options a day after a federal appeals court denied its request to reconsider a ruling on the state's tough law targeting illegal immigration.

The Georgia attorney general's office said Tuesday it hadn't made any decision about its next step.

A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit in August left in place a lower court injunction that blocks part of Georgia's law making it illegal for someone to knowingly harbor or transport an illegal immigrant during the commission of a crime. The state had asked for a full court rehearing, arguing the panel's decision goes against certain 11th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

The state has 90 days to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which would decide whether to take the case.


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