Showdown Over Arizona Immigration Law Reaches Federal Appeals Court

Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the U.S. Justice Department faced off before a panel of federal appeals court judges in San Francisco today over the fate of Arizona's controversial immigration law. Key parts of the law, known as SB 1070, including a provision that would allow police to arrest and detain suspected illegal immigrants based on "reasonable suspicion," were ruled unconstitutional by District Court Judge Susan Bolton in July and blocked from taking effect. The three-judge...Full Story
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