June 18th, 2010
04:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Official: Justice Department plans to sue over Arizona law

(CNN) - Obama administration lawyers are planning to file a legal challenge to a controversial Arizona immigration law within a month, according to a senior administration official.

The Justice Department would not confirm the claim, saying only that "The Justice Department is continuing to review the law."

Federal government lawyers who have been working on the expected challenge for several weeks will most likely file their arguments in federal court in Phoenix in the days leading up to July 28, when the statute is scheduled to take effect, the official said.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    They simply wish to use delaying tactics to prevent the law from being enforced.

    Wake up people, the Dems are TRYING to encourage illegal immigration.....not control it. Clinton as much as suggested to Ecuador, to go ahead and come to the US, across the Mexican border, because the Obama admin, would do nothing to stop them!

    June 18, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Seth June 18th, 2010 4:59 pm ET

    The great uniter President Obama..

    20 states suing The Federal Govt over Health Care Mandates.

    The federal Govt suing AZ.

    Calls for Impeachment. Investigations into Bribery-Gate.

    If it walls like a liar, and talks like a liar... Its a liar.

    2012 the liar increases the unemployment rate by one.


    Get your money back from Faux News.

    Your "talking points" are trite, ineffective, and worn-out.

    June 18, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  3. Glennis

    Perhaps the Justice Dept. could sue themselves for dereliction of duty. Perhaps they could sue Homeland Security, ICE, the Border Patrol, and all those mayors in all those sanctuary cities for not enforcing our immigration laws and thumbing their noses at us. To hell with this worthless dept of justice and Holder, too.

    June 18, 2010 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
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