Judge Upholds ‘Papers’ Provision in Arizona Immigration Law
(CNN) — A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request to block the “show me your papers” provision in Arizona’s immigration law, bringing officials one step closer to enforcing one of the most controversial parts of the 2010 measure.
“Without a set of as-applied facts, the Supreme Court has held that it would be speculative to decide as a matter of law that (the provision) will be enforced in an unconstitutional manner,” she wrote.
Bolton was the same judge who originally blocked the provision in a July 2010 ruling that was praised by immigrant advocates and decried by those who supported the measure. The Supreme Court reversed her ruling on that part of the law nearly two years later.