Friday, June 25, 2010

One Federal Judge to Hear All SB 1070 Cases

United States District Judge, Susan Bolton, will preside over all the cases seeking to overturn the new Arizona immigration statute. Two of the cases were already pending in her court in Phoenix, AZ and on Friday she transferred the other three cases to herself. Judge Bolton was appointed to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton. (One Judge to Consider all Challenges To Arizona Law,, June 25, 2010). The judge will have much work to do in this complex litigation as there are a number of motions to dismiss in the cases as well as the MALDEF/ACLU motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the implementation of the draconian immigration law pending a final decision on the merits. The judge will have to decide the motion for a preliminary injunction soon as the law--SB 1070-- is set to go into effect on July 29, 2010.

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