Author Archives: Jay Reeves

  • Protester’s 1971 Death Still Echoes in 2 Families

    BUTLER, Ala. (AP) — Carrie Johnson and Gladden Smith are bound together by a single, deadly moment — a moment for which she says she has forgiven him, a moment he says he never intended but cannot change. Although Johnson and Smith lived in the same rural county for years, they have ...

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  • Court Blocks Alabama Student Citizenship Checks

    (August 20, 2012) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that part of Alabama's tough immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students is unconstitutional. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the provision ...

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  • Hispanic Students Vanishing from Alabama Schools

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children ...

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