Governor battles to keep provision of SB1070
Law aimed at state penalty for harboring illegal immigrants
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer — or at least her attorneys — will get a chance to argue that Arizona should be allowed to enforce a law aimed at those who harbor illegal immigrants.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled an April 2 hearing to decide whether to overturn a trial judge’s conclusion last year that the law, a provision of the controversial SB 1070 approved by lawmakers, is illegal. Brewer contends that U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton got it wrong.
Brewer is trying to salvage some parts of the 2010 law that she signed in front of a live audience on national television which has since been picked apart by federal courts.
In a ruling last year, the U.S. Supreme Court already has invalidated three sections of the statute.
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