Thursday, April 29, 2010
A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new immigration law SB1070 has been filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The Complaint alleges violations of
- the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,
- the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,
- the speech clause of the First Amendment,
- the Fifth Amendment,
- the Fourth Amendment,
- and of preemption (see our analysis here) and unauthorized or supervised federal immigration conduct.
The plaintiff, Martin Escobar, alleges he is "Hispanic" and "is employed as a permanent Police Officer with the City of Tucson for the Tucson Police Department."
[UPDATE: For DOJ Complaint filed July 6, 2010 and analysis see here].