Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Judge: Arizona Residents Have Standing to Challenge SB 1070

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"A federal judge has set the stage for a new challenge to Arizona’s immigration law if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects the one it has before it now.  In a 20-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton said that various Arizona residents have legal standing to challenge the 2010 statute. In each case, the judge said they made a showing that they could be personally affected — and adversely — if the state begins enforcing the law.  Bolton also rebuffed a bid by attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer to preclude these challengers from seeking class-action status to represent all those who might be victims of discrimination under the terms of SB 1070. The judge will hear arguments on that this coming week.  The ruling, issued Tuesday, comes as the nation’s high court is weighing arguments