Monday, May 17, 2010

The Litigation Coalition Against SB 1070 Emerges

In an impressive showing of litigation strength, the nation's leading civil rights organizations filed a legal action seeking to strike down SB 1070--the Arizona immigration law--as unconstitutional. (Nicholas Riccardi, Civil Rights Groups Sue to Stop Arizona's Immigration Law, Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2010). The litigators include the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, The Asian Pacific American Legal Center and the American Civil Liberties Union. The lawsuit alleges that the new immigration statute will necessarily involve racial profiling and is unconstitutional on a number of grounds.

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