On July 28, Federal District Court Judge Susan Bolton
issued an injunction
(link to pdf of court order) blocking several portions
of the recent immigration bill SB1070,
which was passed on April 23. (Previously on Metafilter.)
Among other provisions, the bill would have allowed Arizona police officers to demand proof of immigration status of people suspected of being in the country illegally pursuant to a legal police stop.
Most importantly, the federal ruling blocked the portion of the law that would have allowed police officers to demand proof of legal status. Opponents
of the law, who had already planned demonstrations yesterday, the first day the law was set to take effect, reportedly view the ruling as a victory, though partial and perhaps temporary.
Proponents of the law
are predictably unhappy
with the ruling, and react with disappointment.
posted by diocletian
on Jul 30, 2010 -