FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2012
Adela de la Torre, NILC, (213) 674-2832; [email protected]
Victor Viramontes, MALDEF, (213) 629-2512; [email protected]
ACLU national, (212) 549-2666; [email protected]
Alessandra Soler, ACLU of Arizona, 602-773-6006 (office) or 602-301-3705 (cell)
NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS COALITION TO ARIZONA GOV. BREWER: SB 1070 RACIAL PROFILING PROVISION IS STILL ENJOINED
Brewer Warned Against Any Implementation
LOS ANGELES – The coalition representing the plaintiffs in the ongoing civil rights legal challenge to SB 1070, Friendly House v. Whiting, have sent a letter to counsel for all defendants, including Governor Jan Brewer, explaining that SB 1070 ‘s racial profiling provision, section 2 (B), may not be implemented unless a federal court dissolves the injunction.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Arizona v. United States did not lift the injunction, and the case will be sent to the lower courts for further proceedings. As a result, no law enforcement agency in Arizona should currently be implementing section 2(B).
The letter to Governor Brewer’s defense counsel is available at www.nilc.org/document.html?id=768.
The civil rights coalition includes the ACLU, NILC, MALDEF, NDLON and the ACLU of Arizona as well as APALC and AAJC, both members of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice.
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