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Brewer, Goddard seek dismissal of challenge

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, right, speaks after a hearing she attended, as John Bouma, left, the attorney for the state of Arizona in the lawsuit brought by the federal government regarding the SB1070 Arizona immigration law, stands behind the governor in front of U.S. District Court Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Phoenix. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton is holding multiple hearings on whether the new Arizona immigration law should take effect on July 29. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Gov. Jan Brewer speaks after a hearing she attended, as John Bouma, left, the attorney for the state of Arizona in the lawsuit brought by the federal government regarding Arizona's new immigration law. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Terry Goddard have asked a judge to dismiss a Latino clergy group’s lawsuit that seeks to overturn Arizona’s new immigration law.

The lawsuit by the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders and others had alleged that the law was unconstitutional and would lead to racial profiling.

Lawyers for Brewer and Goddard say the lawsuit should be dismissed, in part, because those filing the case haven’t shown that they have suffered actual harm from the law.

A federal judge last week put the law’s most controversial portions on hold in a separate challenge filed by the U.S. Justice Department.

In all, seven challenges to the law have been filed.

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