"Judge Jeffrey Sherlock has granted a partial preliminary injunction, issuing “limiting constructions” on the ways that the State of Montana can implement LR-121. You can download the order here. This order is significant because it constitutes the first decision in the State of Montana to address the constitutionality of any state-level enforcement of federal immigration laws.
This order recognizes two important failings in the referendum that was referred to Montana voters by the legislature:
The court concluded its order by stating: ”There are obvious deficiencies in LR 121 that should be addressed by the legislature. If not, this Court will address them as this case moves forward.” " - Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance, Mar. 28, 2013.
[Hats off to attorney Shahid Haque-Hausrath!]