Constitutional experts and immigration attorneys said it’s impossible to predict how the 9th Circuit will react to Arizona's appeal of Judge Susan Bolton's injunction on S1070. But Bolton’s 36-page order bolstered her reputation as a judge who puts a great deal of thought into her decisions, and the detailed analysis she gave for why she blocked portions of S1070 was an ominous sign for the law’s supporters.Read More »
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Opponents of S1070 are viewing a federal judge’s injunction as a death knell for the state’s strict illegal immigration law. Supporters of the law, meanwhile, are hoping U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling will be overturned as it works its way through the appeals process.
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The federal judge who will decide whether to block Arizona's sweeping new immigration law has dealt with the realities of the state's porous border for nearly 10 years.Read More »