Federal judge questions Ga. immigration law

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 20, 2011 1:32 PM
Federal judge questions Ga. immigration law
An openly skeptical federal judge Monday grilled a lawyer for the state of Georgia at a hearing in a lawsuit challenging the immigration reform bill passed by the General Assembly.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash questioned the state’s purpose in enacting the legislation, whether a state can legally assert its authority over what traditionally has been a federal issue and how Georgians -- legal and illegal -- would be affected if the law is allowed to take effect July 1.