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Arizona's "Show Me Your Papers" Provision Allowed to Go Into Effect

In a case challenging provisions of Arizona's tough immigration law, SB 1070, a federal judge has denied the plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the portion of the law that requires police officers to determine an individual's immigration status during any lawful stop, detention, or arrest.  The judge determined that, given the United States Supreme Court's decision holding that the portion of the law was not unconstitutional on its face, the plaintiffs did not demonstrate that they were likely to succeed on their claims at trial.