October 11, 2022
By Piper Hudspeth Blackburn
A group of law professors has urged the Eleventh Circuit to uphold a federal district judge’s finding that parts of a Florida state law banning “sanctuary” immigration policies were unconstitutional, insisting that the lower court correctly held that the provisions were enacted with discriminatory intent.
The group filed an amicus brief on Tuesday highlighting the participation of anti-immigration groups in drafting the law, S.B. 168. If “the Fourteenth Amendment cannot protect Americans targeted by legislation enacted in partnership with hate groups, this court must question what remains of the amendment at all,” the brief states.
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