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Arizona Immigration Law: Lawyers For Jan Brewer Ask Court To Turn Away Foes

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 In this Wednesday, April 25, 2012 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters after the Supreme Court questioned Arizona's
In this Wednesday, April 25, 2012 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters after the Supreme Court questioned Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, Brewer's office said the most contentious section of Arizona's immigration law is expected to go into effect shortly. A spokesman says Brewer is pleased with a federal judge's decision on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 to allow enforcement of the law. It enab

PHOENIX -- Lawyers for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer are asking a federal appeals court to turn back the latest effort by foes to block the most contentious part of the state's tough new immigration law.

Opponents of part of the law requiring police to question some people they contact about their immigration status want the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block its enforcement. That provision survived a U.S. Supreme Court review.

Brewer's lawyers told the appeals court in a filing late Friday that the high court has already spoken on the matter. They say opponents have brought no new arguments that would prevail and make it proper to block enforcement of the law.

The provision went into effect Tuesday after a federal judge in Phoenix said it could be enforced.

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