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US Court refuses to lift stay on AZ Discriminatory Immigration Law

April 11, 2011
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Once again, it takes the U.S. Judicial system to right a wrong enacted by Tea-Party led republicans.  I’m sure AZ will carry this to the Supreme Court, but for not, justice has been served.


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has ruled that a lower federal court judge was right in her decision to halt parts of Senate Bill 1070 from going into effect last year.

The ruling comes almost a year after Gov. Jan Brewer signed the nation’s toughest immigration law into effect and five months after the appeals court was asked to consider overturning the injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton in the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.


Bolton’s ruling halted four of the more than a dozen parts of the law from going into effect:

• The portion of the law that requires an officer make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if there’s reasonable suspicion they’re in the country illegally.

• The portion that creates a crime of failure to apply for or carry “alien-registration papers.”

• The portion that allows for a warrantless arrest of a person where there is probable cause to believe they have committed a public offense that makes them removable from the United States.

• The portion that makes it a crime for illegal immigrants to solicit, apply for or perform work.

There are three parts to that part of the law. Two of them went go into effect, one of them did not.

The 9th Circuit agreed that all four of those portions of the law should be halted from going into effect.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/04/11/20110411arizona-immigration-law-appeals-court-stay.html#ixzz1JGTNJFkZ

via Arizona immigration law: Court refuses to lift stay.