AG: Immigration suit "disfavored shotgun pleading"

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is asking a federal court to require the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the state's new immigration law to provide some clarity to their lawsuit.

The AG's office wants to know which plaintiffs are suing which defendants and on what grounds.

The motion, filed Wednesday described the complaint as "a disfavored shotgun pleading" and the AG's office said much of it was "inappropriately vague and immaterial".

The Attorney General filed the motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in the case of Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama et al. v. Robert Bentley.

The lawsuit concerns a challenge to Alabama Act No. 2011-535, titled the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.

Attorney General Strange said he hopes the court will act upon his motion before ruling on the plaintiffs' request that was filed Thursday in which a preliminary injunction is being sought to halt enforcement of the immigration law.

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