Hazleton Law Struck Down By Clinton Appointee: Appeal Promised
July 26, 2007, 08:53 PM
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A federal judge, Judge James Munley, (appointed by Bill Clinton) has struck down the law Hazleton, Pennsylvania passed to defend townspeople against a surge of illegals. Lou Barletta, the Mayor Of Hazleton, called the decision "bizarre."

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"This was a case where a federal judge protected the rights of anonymous illegal aliens," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "This fight's far from over."

The Republican mayor had pushed for the strict laws last summer after two illegal immigrants were charged in a fatal shooting. Barletta argued that illegal immigrants brought drugs, crime and gangs to the city of more than 30,000, overwhelming police and schools.[AP NewsBreak: Pa. immigrant law voided - Yahoo! News]

Bryanna Bevens wrote about the lawsuit being filed here—that was less than a year ago, which is fast as lawsuits go. Of course, Barletta is going to appeal.