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Brewer wants to merge suits over SB1070

Attorneys for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer have asked a federal judge to consolidate two of the three remaining challenges to the state’s 2010 immigration enforcement law.

The governor’s lawyers tell U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton that combining a lawsuit by the League of United Latin American Citizens and another challenge by Friendly House would help avoid unnecessary legal costs and prevent a duplication of evidence.

Brewer isn’t asking for a consolidation of the challenge filed by the U.S. Justice Department.

The Justice Department’s lawsuit was the case in which Bolton had blocked enforcement of the law’s most controversial elements.

The governor is appealing Bolton’s ruling.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Brewer’s appeal on April 25.

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