Hazleton's anti-illegal immigrant law back in court
Panel of judges to hear case four days before Nov. 4 election in which mayor is running for Congress.
|Of The Morning Call
Hazleton will get to argue before a federal appeals court on Oct. 31 that a judge wrongly struck down the city's ordinance making it illegal to hire or rent housing to illegal immigrants, Mayor Lou Barletta announced Monday.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to have the appeal heard by a three-judge panel, and recent rulings by other federal appeals courts have given the city hope it can prevail, said Kris Kobach and Hank Mahoney, attorneys representing the city in defending its Illegal Immigration Relief Act