Friday, July 30, 2010

Arguments In Arizona Immigration Law Appeal To Be Held In SF In November: The Alley: SFAppeal

Arguments In Arizona Immigration Law Appeal To Be Held In SF In November: The Alley: SFAppeal

A federal appeals court announced today it will hear arguments in San Francisco in early November on Arizona's appeal of a ruling that blocked key parts of the state's new immigration law.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the scheduling order at its San Francisco headquarters the day after the state of Arizona and Gov. Jan Brewer filed their notice of appeal.

The state is appealing a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department.

Arizona had asked for an expedited appeal with a hearing in mid-September.

But the appeals court, in an order issued through its clerk's office, said a November hearing is in accordance with a court rule on the scheduling of appeals of preliminary injunctions, which are considered on a faster schedule that most other appeals.

The court said, "To the extent that appellants seek to expedite the appeal beyond the provisions of (the rule), appellants' motion is denied."

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