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Updated May 30, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Brewer loses bid to dismiss immigration law case

PHOENIX - A judge has rejected a request by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to partially dismiss one of three remaining legal challenges to the state's 2010 immigration law.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled on Tuesday that the people who filed the lawsuit in question had legal standing to contest the law because they properly alleged that they would harmed by its enforcement.

The governor had asked to have the 10 people who filed the lawsuit dismissed, but she wasn't seeking the removal of 14 organizations that also were plaintiffs in the case.

In 2010, Bolton prevented police from enforcing the most controversial parts of the law.

Brewer appealed the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court after a lower appeals court rejected her request to let the blocked sections take effect.


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