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Case Name Nat'l Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders v. Arizona IM-AZ-0020
Docket / Court 2:10-cv-00943-SRB ( D. Ariz. )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Immigration and/or the Border
Case Summary
On April 29, 2010, two nonprofit organizations as well as U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents brought a class action in the District Court for the District of Arizona against the state of Arizona challenging SB1070, a set of state statutes intended to "discourage and deter the unlawful ... read more >
On April 29, 2010, two nonprofit organizations as well as U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents brought a class action in the District Court for the District of Arizona against the state of Arizona challenging SB1070, a set of state statutes intended to "discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States." Several lawsuits were filed around this time challenging the Arizona law, including Friendly House v. Whiting and League of United Latin American Citizens v. Arizona.

In their amended complaint, plaintiffs asserted six causes of action on behalf of themselves and all similarly situated individuals: (Counts 1 and 5) violations of substantive Due Process under the Fourteenth Amendment; (Counts 2 and 4) violations of the Supremacy Clause; (Count 3) violation of the First Amendment; and (Count 6) violation of procedural Due Process under the Fourteenth Amendment. Plaintiffs, represented by private attorneys, sought declaratory and injunctive relief. They also sought class certification for "all persons who currently reside in Arizona and find themselves to be negatively affected by the proposed unconstitutional law."

On December 10, 2010, the court (Judge Susan R. Bolton) granted defendants' motion to dismiss, holding that plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the claims. The court also found that Arizona had not waived sovereign immunity and therefore could not be a defendant in the litigation. The court denied plaintiffs' motion for leave to file an amended complaint. The case was closed on January 7, 2011.

Jennifer Bronson - 11/18/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Discrimination-basis
National origin discrimination
Race discrimination
Immigration/Border
Employment
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Maricopa County
State of Arizona
Plaintiff Description Two nonprofit organizations as well as U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2010
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing IM-AZ-0016 : Friendly House v. Whiting (D. Ariz.)
IM-AZ-0017 : League of United Latin American Citizens v. Arizona (D. Ariz.)
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Docket(s)
2:10−cv−00943 (D. Ariz.)
IM-AZ-0020-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/07/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive and Further Relief (Class Action) [ECF# 1]
IM-AZ-0020-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/29/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint for Declaratory, Injunctive, and Further Relief (Class Action) [ECF# 13]
IM-AZ-0020-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/09/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 43] (D. Ariz.)
IM-AZ-0020-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/10/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Bolton, Susan Ritchie (D. Ariz.) show/hide docs
IM-AZ-0020-0003 | IM-AZ-0020-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Galloni, Tania (Florida) show/hide docs
IM-AZ-0020-9000
Miranda, Benjamin R. (Arizona) show/hide docs
IM-AZ-0020-0001 | IM-AZ-0020-0002 | IM-AZ-0020-9000
Sanchez Calderon, William J. (Florida) show/hide docs
IM-AZ-0020-0001 | IM-AZ-0020-0002 | IM-AZ-0020-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Adams, Joseph G (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Bouma, John J (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Brandon, Maria R. (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Henry, Robert Arthur (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Kanefield, Joseph Andrew (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Liddy, Thomas P (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Longo, Anne Cecile (Arizona) show/hide docs
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Munns, Christopher Arthur (Arizona) show/hide docs
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OGrady, Mary Ruth (Arizona) show/hide docs
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White, Bruce P. (Arizona) show/hide docs
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