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Judge Blocks Parts of Georgia's Illegal Immigration Law: Jeremy Redmon of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Thrash has temporarily halted portions of Georgia's new anti-illegal immigration law pending the the outcome of a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality, including a section that empowered police to investigate the immigration status of suspects who they believe have committed crimes and cannot produce identification.  Judge Thrash also rejected several other challenges to the law and upheld the portion that would require many Georgia businesses to use the federal E-Verify system.  In his order, Judge Thrash characterizes the "widespread belief that the federal government is doing nothing about illegal immigration" as "the belief in a myth" and that the concerns expressed by the federal government and Mexico "underscore the conflict between [the Georgia law] and federal immigration law."

Accused Arizona Shooter's Attorney Seeks to Stop Forced Medication: John R. Emshwiller and Tamara Audi of The Wall Street Journal report that attorneys for Jared Loughner, the accused shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others, have filed an emergency motion seeking to block federal authorities from forcibly medicating him. The motion alleges that federal prison officials declared Loughner to be a danger to others, thereby permitting forced medication, but the Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman said she could not comment on whether such medication has begun.

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