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Federal Judge Blocks Parts of Arizona Immigration Law

By Jacques Billeaud and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press Writers

PHOENIX — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown.

The overall law will still take effect Thursday, but without the provisions that angered opponents — including sections that required officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws. ... Read Full Story