New Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law « Liveshots
June 5, 2010 - 3:10 PM by: Lee Ross
The timetable for federal court action on Arizona's controversial new immigration law picked up considerably Friday as opponents of the measure are now asking a federal judge to issue an injunction stopping the law from taking effect as scheduled.
Arizona officials are supposed to begin enforcing the law July 29 but the new court filing argues the law's start date should be delayed until the underlying legal challenge attacking the "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act" is resolved.
The injunction request comes from the ACLU and a handful of civil rights groups who are also challenging the law. Their filing means a federal judge will be required to make a legal assessment on the controversial law this summer.