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Latino Daily News

Wednesday September 1, 2010

SB 1070 - Governor Brewer =1, Tucson Police Officer=0

The Federal Court today has dismissed a challenge to SB 1070 that was filed by Tucson Police Officer Martin Escobar.

Escobar ‘s suit claimed that SB 1070 violates numerous constitutional rights and would also interfere with the Polices ability to enforce the laws in predominantly Hispanic Communities.

In today’s order, Judge Susan Bolton agreed with Governor Jan Brewer’s argument that Officer Martin Escobar lacks the necessary standing to bring the suit and furthermore rejected every one of the suits arguments.

“I am pleased with today’s decision,” stated Governor Brewer. “I strongly believe that Arizona will ultimately prevail in all of these legal challenges. My defense of the rule of law will continue,” said Governor Brewer.