NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS COALITION TO ARIZONA GOV. BREWER: SB1070 RACIAL PROFILING PROVISION IS STILL ENJOINED
Brewer Warned Against Any Implementation
LOS ANGELES, CA – The coalition representing the plaintiffs in the ongoing civil rights legal challenge to SB 1070, Friendly House v. Whiting, sent a letter to counsel for all defendants, including Governor Brewer, explaining that SB1070 's racial profiling provision, Section 2 (B), cannot 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).
See letter to Governor Brewer’s defense counsel
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
Victor Viramontes, MALDEF, (213) 629-2512; Vviramontes@maldef.org
ACLU national, (212) 549-2666; firstname.lastname@example.org
Adela de la Torre, NILC, (213) 674-2832; email@example.com
Alessandra Soler, ACLU of Arizona, 602-773-6006 (office) or 602-301-3705 (cell)
Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "law firm of the Latino community," MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access. For more information on MALDEF, please visit: www.maldef.org.