A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked Indiana from enforcing two key provisions of the state's immigration law, including one she said could have led to "serious abuses" by police.

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker had granted a temporary injunction in June 2011, barring the law from taking effect that July while she weighed its constitutionality.

In Friday's ruling, Barker permanently blocked the state from enforcing a provision that gave local police power to make warrantless arrests based on certain immigration documents, including common documents known as notices of action.

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