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State tries to stop SB 1070 foes

August 12, 2012
Arizona Daily Star

US judge asked to reject effort to block ‘papers please’ part of law

Attorneys for the state asked a federal judge late Friday to reject a new bid to block a key provision of SB 1070 from taking effect.

In legal papers filed in U.S. District Court, lawyers for the state said claims by foes of the law that it will necessarily result in racial profiling are “entirely speculative.” And John Bouma, the lead attorney for Arizona, pointed out the statute itself “expressly prohibits racial profiling.”

It will be up to Judge Susan Bolton to decide whether what opponents have dubbed the “papers please” provision of the 2010 law aimed at illegal immigrants can take effect.

She is under a deadline of sorts.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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