Arizona Immigration Law SB 1070 Hits Another Bump In The Road
“The Arizona statute before us has become a symbol,’’ wrote Judge Richard Paez of the 9th Circuit Court in the majority opinion. “For those sympathetic to immigrants to the United States, it is a challenge and a chilling foretaste of what other states might attempt.’’
President Obama's administration sued the state days before the law was to take effect, and it has been caught up in the legal system ever since.
Arizona, which shares a border with Mexico, is on the frontlines of the immigration debate. In 2010, the Arizona legislature passed a highly restrictive immigration law that allowedlaw enforcement to stop and question anyone for whom they had a "reasonable suspicion" that they were an illegal immigrant.
Opponents of the law said any and all Latinos could be harrassed by the law.
"Brewer has vowed to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court," writes Jerry Markon at the Washington Post, "and could appeal Monday’s decision to the full 9th Circuit."