Judge Susan Bolton
Judge Susan Bolton

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Federal Judge Susan Bolton is expected to issue her decision today regarding Arizona's new immigration enforcement law. The law is supposed to take effect on Thursday, July 29, but the federal government has asked for a suspension until its case against the state is ruled on.

The decision is expected to be released between noon and 3 p.m. ET.

Judge Bolton listened to arguments last Thursday from both sides. The federal government claims the new Arizona law oversteps federal authority on immigration enforcement, while the state claims its law simply reinforces established federal law.

Judge Bolton gave no indication of how she would rule, but did indicate that she would probably not suspend the entire law, if she decides to suspend at all.

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