IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMASOUTHERN DIVISION____________________________________)UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ))Plaintiff, ))v. ) Case No. _____________) COMPLAINTSTATE OF ALABAMA & GOVERNOR )ROBERT J. BENTLEY , ))Defendants. ))____________________________________ )
Plaintiff, the United States of America, by its undersigned attorneys, bringsthis civil action for declaratory and injunctive relief, and alleges as follows:
1. In this action, the United States seeks to declare invalid and preliminarilyand permanently enjoin the enforcement of various provisions of House Bill 56, asamended and enacted by the State of Alabama, because those provisions
For brevity’s sake, this Complaint will use the term, “H.B. 56,” to refer to thechallenged provisions of the law except where the context provides otherwise.
arepreempted by federal law and therefore violate the Supremacy Clause of theUnited States Constitution.
2011 Aug-01 PM 03:10U.S. DISTRICT COURTN.D. OF ALABAMA
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