Judge Blocks Another Part Of Arizona’s Harmful Immigration Law

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has blocked Arizona police from enforcing part of the state’s 2010 immigration law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services. The provision was one of a handful from the law that went into effect after Bolton’s July 2010 ruling blocked the more egregious portions of Arizona’s SB 1070. Previously, Bolton denied a request to block the day labor rules, but opponents were allowed to bring it up after the Ninth Circuit ruled on a similar issue in September. Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) who defended the law argued that the day labor restrictions are intended to confront safety concerns, but opponents to SB 1070 argued the rule unconstitutionally restricted “the free speech rights of people who want to express their need for work.”