Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Federal Judge Blocks Key Portions of SB 1070

Federal Judge Susan Bolton has preliminarily enjoined the most controversial portions of SB 1070, including the section which required police to check the immigration status of persons where there was a reasonable suspicion that the person was undocumented. In so doing, the judge prevented the portion of the law which authorizes racial profiling from going into effect. The judge found that the plaintiff was likely to prevail on the merits in showing that the enjoined provisions were preempted by federal law. The decision is a major victory for civil rights in this country. The judge's ruling and opinion is here: (

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