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The other Ariz. immigration case: Parties seek civil class action

The Obama administration’s pending Supreme Court challenge to Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070, which among other things requires police to check the immigration status of detained individuals who are suspected of being in the country illegally, isn’t the only court battle surrounding the controversial measure.

A group of immigrants and immigrants’ rights groups are seeking to bring a class action lawsuit alleging that the law violates individuals’ Fifth Amendment right to due process, First Amendment right to free speech and 14th Amendment right to equal protection, according to the Arizona Republic.

“A lot of focus has been placed on the federal government’s lawsuit, but our case focuses on the civil-rights violations that SB 1070 will cause,” attorney Chris Newman with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network told the paper. More on that story here, and more Supreme Court news can be found on Lawyers USA’s Supreme Court report.

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