Debate over Arizona immigration law heads to appeals court.

Attorneys representing Arizona and the U.S. Justice Department will face…

Attorneys representing Arizona and the U.S. Justice Department will face off Monday in an appeals court hearing over the state’s controversial new immigration law.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a federal judge’s July ruling, which blocked the most contested parts of the law the day before it was scheduled to go into effect.

And Brewer vowed to be in court in San Francisco, California, on Monday.

“I will personally attend this hearing on behalf of the overwhelming majority of citizens who support the rule of law,” she said in a statement earlier this month.

In response to the Justice Department’s suit against the law, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton’s July ruling temporarily blocked some of its most controversial provisions, including the requirement that police officers check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.

Critics have argued the law, known as SB 1070, would lead to racial profiling. Brewer and other Arizona officials have said the law is necessary to make up for federal government failures in enforcing immigration laws.

Each side will have 30 minutes to present their arguments before a panel of three judges at Monday’s hour-long hearing, which starts at 9 a.m. (12 p.m. ET).

Source: CNN

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