Monday, July 12, 2010

SB 1070: LULAC v. Arizona

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), "the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States," and other individuals have brought the seventh lawsuit seeking to strike down Arizona's new immigration statute -- SB 1070. LULAC alleges that SB 1070 is unconstitutional because it amounts to "an impermissible attempt by state actors to regulate immigration." In addition, SB 1070 and its associated police training materials which have been developed to implement the new statute deny the plaintiffs their rights under the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution by, among other things, "permitting detentions and arrests based on vague or ill-defined facts such as dress, demeanor, and limited English-speaking ability." The LULAC complaint is here: (

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