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    Judge to hear arguments over AZ immigration law (updated)

    Judge to hear arguments over AZ immigration law

    Posted: Aug 21, 2012 7:35 AM EDT
    Updated: Aug 21, 2012 8:27 AM EDT
    Posted by Rachel Fleming - email
    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

    A hearing is set for Tuesday to try and block the "show me you papers" provision of SB 1070, the only part of Arizona's tough immigration law that was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    A district court judge will hear arguments Tuesday over a request by opponents of Arizona's immigration law that would thwart the U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the statute's most contentious section.

    Opponents have asked U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to bar police from enforcing the law's requirement that police, while enforcing other laws, question people's immigration status if officers suspect they are in the country illegally.

    They argue that Latinos in Arizona would face systematic racial profiling and unreasonably long detentions if that section is enforced.

    Lawyers for Gov. Jan Brewer asked the requirement should be allowed to take effect.

    They say opponents haven't shown that enforcement of the questioning requirement will lead to racial profiling or prolonged detentions of Latinos.

    Judge to hear arguments over AZ immigration law - CBS 5 - KPHO
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    Good Luck Gov jan
    It not racial Profiling . I stand up Gov Jan she is the only one that stood up for us
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    Judge hears arguments in SB1070 civil suit

    by Christine LaCroix
    Posted on August 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM
    Updated today at 2:28 PM
    azfamily.com

    PHOENIX -- Federal District Court Judge Susan Bolton heard oral arguments Tuesday morning over a preliminary injunction that would bar section 2(B) of SB1070 from taking effect.

    Section 2(B) is the so called “papers, please” provision, which requires law enforcement officers to ask a person they have stopped about their immigration status if there is a reasonable suspicion that person is in the country illegally.

    The United States Supreme Court in June struck down most of SB1070 but upheld section 2(B), stating in effect that it was too early to determine if the law would be carried out in a discriminatory fashion.

    In July, civil and immigrants’ rights organizations filed a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction that would prevent 2(B) from being carried out by law enforcement officers around the state. The lawsuit alleges that the implementation of SB1070 will have a disproportionate impact on Latinos.

    During oral argument Tuesday morning, attorney Karen Tumlin with the National Immigration Law Center argued that since the Supreme Court heard the case in June, new evidence has surfaced that demonstrates SB1070’s discriminatory impact as well as violations of the Fourth Amendment.

    Tumlin also raised an equal protection argument, citing evidence that some lawmakers were motivated by racial bias when enacting SB1070. Tumlin argued that where racial motivation is a factor in the creation of a law, a violation of the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution exists.

    However, the attorney for the State of Arizona, John Bouma of Snell and Wilmer, argued that a racially motivated bias in creating the law is not enough to issue a preliminary injunction against SB1070, and that the opponents of SB1070 must also show that the law is being carried out in a way that disproportionately impacts Latinos.

    Bouma argued that more Latinos cross the border illegally into Arizona and, therefore, more Latinos would be impacted by a law designed to crack down on illegal immigration. He then argued that showing that more Latinos are impacted by the law is not enough to demonstrate that SB1070 specifically targets Latinos.

    All this comes the day after the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a similar “papers, please” section of Georgia’s illegal immigration law. Judge Bolton indicated that the 11th Circuit ruling could play a factor in her decision about whether to issue the preliminary injunction against 2(B).

    Bolton has not indicated a timeline for when she would issue a ruling.

    Before the Supreme Court issued its ruling in June, Bolton issued a preliminary injunction against several parts of SB1070, including 2(B). That preliminary injunction remains in place for now.

    Judge hears arguments in SB1070 civil suit | azfamily.com Phoenix
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