Arizona, it appears, will have to defend its new immigration-enforcement law in federal court.
A coalition of interest groups, including the ACLU, has launched a legal challenge to Arizona's new immigration law, arguing that it both invites racial profiling and is unconstitutional.
Groups involved in the case, Friendly House et al. vs. Whiting et al., include the Arizona-based group Friendly House, the NAACP, the Mexican American Legal Defence & Education Fund (MALDEF), the Service Employees International Union, SEIU Local 5, United Food and Commercial Workers International, Arizona South Asians for Safe Families, Southside Presbyterian Church, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Asian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, Border Action Network, Tonatierra Community Development Institute, the Muslim American Society, the Japanese American Citizens League, Valle del Sol, Inc., Coalicíon De Derechos Humanos, and individuals.
The defendants named are all county attorneys and sheriffs in Arizona.