Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed their opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in her appeal of a ruling that blocked enforcement of the most controversial sections of the state’s immigration enforcement law.
The governor is asking the nation’s highest court to overturn a ruling that, among other things, barred a requirement that police — while enforcing other laws — question the immigration status of those they suspect of being in the country illegally.
Brewer lost her first appeal in April when a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected her request to overturn a July 2010 decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Arizona law on April 25.