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Tuesday May 10, 2011

The State of Arizona Decides to Take their SB 1070 Appeal Directly to the US Supreme Court

The State of Arizona Decides to Take their SB 1070 Appeal Directly to the US Supreme Court

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Gov Jan Brewer has decided to take the state of Arizona’s case to the US Supreme Court.  Brewer is seeking the courts opinion on whether US District Judge Susan Bolton acted correctly when she issued her injunction in Phoenix last summer. The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction on April 11.

Judge Bolton blocked four provisions of SB 1070 from going into effect.

“I’ve always known this legal fight would be a long one,” Governor Brewer said, “but now that this is the path we’ve chosen, I am confident Arizona will prevail.”

“Our issue is bigger than simply border security,” Brewer said. “It’s about the principle that a state must be able to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens, especially in the absence of sufficient federal assistance.”


Arizona must file an appeal by July 11. It is expected that the court will decide sometime next fall if they will take up the case.