Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Judge: Arizona Residents Have Standing to Challenge SB 1070

"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