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Brewer faces deadline for immigration appeal

Gov. Jan Brewer has a Wednesday deadline to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that put the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law on hold.

Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson says lawyers representing the governor intend to file the appeal by the deadline.

The governor lost an appeal earlier this year when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco refused to reverse a lower court’s ruling that prevented key parts of the law from being enforced.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton had blocked requirements that immigrants obtain or carry immigration registration papers.

She also blocked a provision that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers have reasonable suspicion the person was in the country illegally.

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