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Feds oppose Ariz. Legislature’s bid to defend SB1070

The U.S. Justice Department has asked a judge to reject a request by the Arizona Legislature to become a party in the federal government’s challenge to the state’s immigration enforcement law.

Justice Department lawyers tell U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton in court filings that letting the Legislature become a party would prolong the case and that state lawyers are already adequately representing the state’s interests.

Last month, the conservative public interest group Judicial Watch made a court filing on behalf of the Legislature in which it asked that lawmakers be made a party to the lawsuit.

The most controversial sections of the law were put on hold by Bolton.

Gov. Jan Brewer appealed that ruling.

Brewer filed a countersuit against the federal government for failing to control the Arizona-Mexico border.

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