"A federal appeals court Thursday blocked two sections of Alabama's
immigration law, which is known as HB 56, including one that had been
par tially enjoined by a U.S. District Judge in Montgomery. The
11th Circuit Court of Appeals enjoined Section 27 of the law, which
forbids Alabama courts to enforce contracts between unlawfully present
aliens and parties who know their immigration status. The
appellate court also blocked Section 30 of the law, which forbids state
and local agencies from doing business with undocumented aliens." - Montgomery Advertiser, Mar. 9, 2012.