July 15, 2010

Arizona Immigration Law Faces First Legal Hurdle

Arizona governor Jan Brewer and supporters of Arizona's not-as-controversial-as-the-media-would-like-to-make-it immigration law have claimed that it merely mirrors federal law on the subject. If that is true, the judge hearing today's case brought by an Arizona police officer should have a fairly easy time dismissing this first challenge.

A Phoenix police officer's challenge to the new immigration law in Arizona could be settled in a court hearing Thursday.

Phoenix police officer David Salgado has sued Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer and is asking a federal judge to stall the implementation of the law until it can be proved that it is constitutional.

Brewer has asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

The law is scheduled to go into effect July 29, if it survives this challenge and several others to be heard by the judge on July 22.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 15, 2010 06:10 AM