Judge Sharon Blackburn upheld parts of the controversial immigration law and struck down others Wednesday.
Several contentious sections have been struck down by the judge. A section making it a misdemeanor for an illegal immigrant to apply for or solicit work was enjoined.
Also, the section that many churches felt was unfair, not being allowed to conceal or harbor or transport illegal aliens, was removed.
Claiming payments to illegal workers on taxes and keeping an illegal worker while failing to hire a citizen were also enjoined.
Two big issues in the law will remain.