9th Cir. Upholds Block on Ariz. Immigration Law

April 11, 2011

A federal appeals court today upheld a decision to block key provisions of the controversial Arizona immigration law, The Washington Post reports.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in a 2-1 decision, that U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton did not abuse her discretion in ”blocking parts of that law that would, among other things, require police to check immigration status if they stop someone while enforcing other laws,” according to The Post.

Read more about the decision here. The ruling is available here.