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Arguments are set in appeal over Arizona day labor rules

An appeals court plans to hear arguments on Oct. 17 in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s appeal of a ruling that prevents police from enforcing part of Arizona’s immigration law that prohibits people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services.

The governor’s appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is separate from an appeal she lodged before the U.S. Supreme Court, which has upheld the law’s most controversial section.

The day labor provision wasn’t part of the case that was decided by the nation’s highest court.

Brewer’s lawyers argued the restrictions are meant to confront traffic safety concerns.

Groups that challenged the law argued the day labor rules unconstitutionally restrict the free speech rights of people who want to express their need for work.

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