AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Wants to Keep Her Immigration Lawsuit Alive(SB1070)..The governor's lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to deny a request by the U.S. Justice Department to dismiss the lawsuit. Her attorneys say the lawsuit is needed to help bring relief to Arizona from the burdens of being a busy illegal entry point into the country. Brewer filed the action as a counter-lawsuit to the Justice Department's attempt to invalidate Arizona's immigration enforcement law.
The Justice Department says Brewer's counter-lawsuit raises questions of a political nature and that Bolton's court wasn't the right place to air Brewer's grievances.