Pearce wants to file brief in challenge to law
Published: July 15, 2010 at 7:29 am
The lawmaker who wrote Arizona’s new immigration law wants to have a say in a legal challenge to the law.
State Sen. Russell Pearce and other supporters of the law asked U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Wednesday for permission to file a “friend of the court” brief in a lawsuit by civil rights groups that are seeking to overturn the law.
Pearce was joined in the request by the union representing 17,000 Border Patrol agents and 18 congressmen from states such as California, Colorado, Indiana, Wyoming, Texas and North Carolina.
The watchdog group Judicial Watch also says it planned to make a filing on Pearce’s behalf to become part of a lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice filed in a bid to invalidate the law.
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