Judge blocks major provisions of Arizona's anti-immigration law
A federal judge blocked the most controversial provisions of SB1070, Arizona's anti-immigration law.

Judge Susan R. Bolton said police officers in the state cannot ask a person about his or her immigration status. Tribes were worried their citizens would be subject to racial profiling or harassment under this provision of the law.

The preliminary injunction will remain in place until the lawsuit, which was filed by the Department of Justice, can be resolved. Bolton indicated the Obama administration is right about federal immigration law taking precedence over the state law.

A separate lawsuit filed by police officers against the law is pending. The Tohono O'odham Nation, whose reservation sits along the U.S.-Mexico border, submitted a brief in the case.

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Federal judge blocks key parts of Arizona immigration law SB 1070 (The Washington Post 7/29)
Judge Blocks Arizona’s Immigration Law (The New York Times 7/29)

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