A federal judge set a July 15 for hearing arguments about whether she ought to block Arizona’s new immigration law from taking effect.
A Phoenix police officer who filed one of the five challenges to the new law had asked U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to hold a hearing on his preliminary injunction request before the law takes effect July 29.
Lawyers for the state say the challenges should be dismissed because the suits are based on mere speculation that the law will harm people and predict that the law will be found constitutional. The judge will also hear a request by the state to throw out the officer’s lawsuit.
In another lawsuit challenging the law, Bolton set similar hearings for July 22.