Brewer asks court to hear immigration law appeal
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in a bid to overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law.
The appeal came Wednesday as Brewer faced a deadline for contesting a district court's decision that barred police from enforcing a requirement that police, while enforcing other laws, to question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.
Brewer lost her first appeal in April when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected her request to overturn the decision.
The law was passed in April 2010 amid years of complaints that the federal government hasn't done enough to assist Arizona, the nation's busiest illegal entry point, with border security.