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SB 1070’s Day in Court

Posted on Oct 30, 2010
altoarizona.com

The anti-immigration SB 1070 will soon have its day in court. Arizona’s toxic new law is on the docket of a federal appeals court in San Francisco for Monday. The justices are expected to consider what exactly is the role of state and local authorities in immigration issues. —JCL

The Associated Press via The Guardian:

Arizona’s tough and controversial new immigration law will get its day before a San Francisco appeals court Monday, with the central issue being just what role state and local authorities can play in confronting those who cross the border illegally.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider Gov. Jan Brewer’s appeal of a ruling that put on hold parts of the law. Among the blocked provisions is the requirement that police — in enforcing other laws — must question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.

When the law passed and was signed by Brewer on April 23, it touched off a national furor with supporters calling for similar legislation for their own states and detractors calling for an economic boycott of Arizona. Senate Bill 1070, as it is known, also blew up into a huge political issue during this year’s mid-term elections.

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