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Legal battle looms over Arizona immigration law

July
20

USA Today has a detailed story today about the coming legal battle over Arizona’s enforcement law. The governor has created a legal defense fund, as lawsuits try to stop the law from taking effect July 29. One advocate for the law says the “alien side” has many more attorneys than the defenders of the law.

Meanwhile the rhetoric is still flying after the fact-checking of Gov. Jan Brewer’s claims about beheadings in the desert and about most illegal immigrants being drug mules.

A coalition of groups opposed to the law are due in court Thursday in their effort to stop implementation. A federal judge will here from both sides. The court motion is available here in PDF form. To read the law itself, click here.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 3:08 pm by Leah Rae. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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