Alabama Immigration Law (Act No. 2011-535)

Doe v. Bentley

In late July 2011, five individuals filed suit against Governor Bentley and Attorney General Strange in Montgomery County Circuit Court. The case, which was assigned to the Honorable Johnny Hardwick, was styled Doe v. Bentley, Case No. CV-2011-882 (Montgomery County Circuit Court).

According to the Complaint, two of the plaintiffs were illegal aliens, two were citizens originally from Mexico, and one was a citizen married to an illegal alien. The plaintiffs filed a motion for a preliminary injunction early on, and then withdrew it. They also amended their Complaint twice, asserting federal and State claims. Hearings were held.

On October 26, 2011—in advance of a hearing scheduled for early November—the State Defendants filed a motion to dismiss and a memorandum in support of that motion. On November 3, 2011, the plaintiffs moved to voluntarily dismiss their suit. The next day, on November 4, 2011, the Court granted the plaintiffs’ motion, dismissing the case. 

Summary as of November 4, 2011