Mary Bauer Looks at Court’s Impact on Immigration Law

Former Skadden Fellow Mary Bauer (‘90) was quoted in a New York Times article about decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit assessing Alabama’s immigration law, passed in 2011 (“Appeals Court Draws Boundaries on Alabama’s Immigration Law,” Aug. 21). “The appeals court struck down many of the measures that had gone furthest in making the everyday lives of illegal immigrants so difficult,” the article said, noting that the Southern Poverty Law Center, where Mary serves as legal director, has been a leader in lawsuits against the state. Discussing the latest development in the Eleventh Circuit, Mary said, “It put pretty serious limitations on what states can do ... they certainly can’t do it in this wholesale way that Alabama tried to do.”