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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 3:14pm

Court Invites Briefs On Immigration

A federal appeals court is inviting those involved in lawsuits challenging immigration laws in Georgia and Alabama to submit briefs on the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta says lawyers have until July 6 to offer their interpretation of how Monday's immigration ruling affects the Georgia and Alabama cases.

The U.S. Supreme Court tossed out key provisions of Arizona's immigration law while keeping one that allows authorities to check the status of those who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally.

Parts of the Georgia and Alabama laws have been on hold pending the outcome of the Arizona case.