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Hessick discusses immigration bill issues on 'Horizon'


July 30, 2010

Associate Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick discussed a federal judge’s temporary injunction blocking parts of Arizona’s controversial immigration bill and Gov. Jan Brewer’s request for an expedited appeal of that ruling during “Horizon” on Channel 8.

During an interview on July 29 with host Ted Simons, Hessick did a point-by-point review of U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling on July 28. Hessick characterized the judge’s decision as “modest.

“In one section about the human smuggling law in Arizona she put the federal government through the paces and didn’t think their arguments were quite up to snuff,” Hessick said. “It seems to me she wasn’t looking to strike down something that the U.S. government didn’t make a really strong case for.”

To watch the report, click here.

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
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Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law