Arizona Immigration Law Meets Resistance From Federal Court
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and fellow supporters of the ultracontroversial immigration law that passed in her state a year ago met with a big setback on Monday, when a federal appeals court upheld a federal judge’s injunction against certain provisions of the law, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Times:
The panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals turned down a request by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who asked the jurists to lift an injunction imposed by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton the day before the law was to go into effect on July 29.
Among the controversial aspects of the law was a requirement that local police check the immigration status of anyone they detain during an investigation.
AP / Michael Dwyer
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in 2010.