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Hearing set in challenge to Arizona immigration law

A judge presiding over challenges to Arizona’s immigration enforcement law will hear arguments Monday over a request by the law’s opponents for class-action status in their lawsuit that seeks to overturn the law.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Tuesday dismissed a request by Gov. Jan Brewer’s lawyers to dismiss the class-action allegations.

The opponents are seeking class-action status for people whose immigration status was questioned because of their race and people discouraged from traveling with immigrants in Arizona because of the law.

In July 2010, Bolton prohibited police from enforcing the law’s most controversial sections.

The governor has appealed Bolton’s 2010 ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A decision is expected in late June.

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