Scott Beason

Civil Rights Hearing
1:20 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

SPLC Legal Director Mary Bauer Talks Civil Rights And Immigration

Mary Bauer is the legal director at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery.
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The United States Commission on Civil Rights is in Birmingham today (August 17, 2012) to discuss the effects of the state's recently enacted immigration laws on the civil rights of individuals. The commission will mainly focus on the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Arizona's immigration law on other state's with similar legislation. Mary Bauer is the legal director at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery and is one of the speakers at the hearing. She says the impact of Alabama's law has been far reaching.

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