PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed parts of the U.S. Department of Justice's challenge to Arizona's new immigration law.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton's ruling on Friday struck down the federal government's challenge to the portion of the law that prohibits the transport of illegal immigrants.
But Bolton's ruling didn't have any effect on the portions of the law that she previously prevented from taking effect, including a requirement that immigrants get or carry immigration registration papers.
In that ruling in July, Bolton let other portions take effect, including a ban on obstructing traffic while seeking or offering day-labor services on public streets.
Bolton on Friday denied Gov. Jan Brewer's request to dismiss challenges to the law's most controversial sections.
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