United State Files Suit against Arizona

July 8, 2010

The United States recently filed an action against the State of Arizona, seeking a declaratory judgment stating that Sections 1-6 of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 are “invalid, null and void”, as well as an order enjoining the State or its officers, agents or employees from enforcing Sections 1-6 of S.B. 1070.

Senate Bill 1070 is, of course, Arizona’s controversial immigration  bill.  As anticipated, the primary claim is the bill’s alleged violation of the Supremacy Clause, based on the argument that the the federal government has preeminent authority to regulate immigration.

The complaint is available on Westlaw, and can be located by doing a find to 2010 WL 2653363.

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