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If they do this, they'll need to be ready with a response if the federal government threatens to pull a lot or all of the state's federal money too. Alabama's gotten billions of dollars since 2009 from the Recovery Act alone--if they're going to take a swing at this they'd better realize they're up against a mean pitcher.
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This is likely to come back to bite us if a U.S. citizen ever needs to claim diplomatic asylum in an unfriendly country.
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@KenBjornbak Well, yeah--and George W. Bush argued in favor of exactly this power in the Padilla case. I'm still opposed to it either way, and I'm proud of my home state; I just hope the Republicans still are opposed to this when a Republican is president again.
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