Court Sets Date for Hearing in S.B. 1070 Case

The date has been set for the hearing in the case of the controversial Arizona law, S.B. 1070. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, based in San Francisco, announced that it will hear arguments for and against the law on Monday, November 1, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Although the judges who will review the Arizona governor's request to lift the stay imposed on key portions of S.B. 1070 have been chosen, the names will not be released until 10 days before the hearing.

The law, which was enacted on April 23, was supposed to go into effect on July 28. But a judge suspended parts of the law the day before the law went into effect. Jan Brewer immediately filed an appeal, which will be heard at the Nov. 1 hearing.