Alabama AG pleased justices to review Arizona law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he's pleased U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review Arizona's law on illegal immigration.

Alabama's new law is similar to the one passed earlier in Arizona, and Strange is currently in court defending the Alabama law against legal challenges. He says Alabama is supporting Arizona in its litigation.

Strange also says he believes the court will uphold the Arizona law, and that will make it easier for a federal appeals court to uphold the Alabama law.

Parts of Alabama's clampdown on illegal immigration took effect this fall, but federal courts ruling in legal challenges filed by the Obama administration and others blocked separate sections of the law.

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