Mixed Ruling on Nebraska Immigration Ordinance

On February 20, 2012, a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska invalidated part of Fremont, Nebraska’s immigration ordinance.  Like the well-known ordinance from Hazleton, Pa., the Fremont ordinance imposed both employment and residence restrictions.  For more on the ordinance and the decision, check out this story from the Fremont newspaper. The decision brings to mind Cristina Rodríguez’s article on the topic from 2008.

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Paul Diller is an associate professor at Willamette Law whose research focuses on local government, policy innovation, the police power, and related issues of state and federal constitutional law. His scholarly work has appeared in, among other journals, the Stanford Law Review, The University of Chicago Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal. In recent years, Diller has worked on local obesity prevention policy with a leading nonprofit public health organization. Diller graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Pennsylvania, both magna cum laude. In his spare time, he enjoys baseball, snowboarding, drinking coffee, and spending time with his family.

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