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Montana Lawsuit Filed Challenging 'Proof of Citizenship' Referendum

Shahid Haque-Hausrath writes: "On December 7, 2012, the Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance (“MIJA”) filed a lawsuit in Montana’s First Judicial District Court to challenge and enjoin implementation of LR-121 , along with our co-Plaintiffs MEA-MFT and Alisha Blair (a U.S. citizen...

Anti-Immigrant Law Hits Roadblock in Big Sky Country

"J udge 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...

Montana Supreme Court Strikes Down Anti-Immigrant Law: MIJA v. Bullock (May 10, 2016)

MIJA writes: " The Montana Supreme Court has just issued a unanimous decision striking down the entirety of Montana's anti-immigrant law, which was placed on the 2012 ballot by the Montana legislature and approved by 80% of voters. The law, known as LR-121, would have denied a wide variety of...