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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
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Alabama v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on April 29, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-884 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether 8 U.S.C. §1324, which prohibits concealing or harboring unlawfully present aliens, encouraging or inducing them to come into or reside in the United States, or transporting them in furtherance of their unlawful presence, impliedly and facially preempts state laws, such as ALA. CODE §31-13-13, prohibiting a state’s residents from: (a) concealing or harboring aliens who are present in the United States in violation of federal law; (b) encouraging or inducing aliens to enter into or reside in the state, when their entry or residence would violate federal law; or (c) transporting unlawfully present aliens within the state in furtherance of their unlawful presence.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 15 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 19, 2013)
Feb 15 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 21, 2013.
Feb 19 2013Brief amicus curiae of Thomas More Law Center filed.
Feb 19 2013Brief amicus curiae of Arizona, et al. filed.
Feb 19 2013Brief amicus curiae of Immigration Reform Law Institute filed.
Mar 21 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Apr 1 2013Reply of petitioners Alabama, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 19, 2013.
Apr 22 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 26, 2013.
Apr 29 2013Petition DENIED. Justice Scalia dissents.
 
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