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Aug 31, 2010 7:31 PM

Federal Court dismisses Tucson officer's SB 1070 lawsuit

PHOENIX - Governor Jan Brewer today announced that the federal district court has granted her motion to dismiss the challenge to SB 1070 filed by Tucson police officer Martin Escobar.

In today's order Judge Susan Bolton agreed with the Governor that the challenger lacks standing to bring the suit and rejected every one of his 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.

The suit claimed the law violates numerous constitutional rights and would interfere with law enforcement in predominately Hispanic areas.

SB 1070 was scheduled to go into effect on July 29, 2010, but The day before taking effect Judge Bolton issued a preliminary injunction that blocked the most controversial aspects of the law from taking effect.

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