Thursday, June 26, 2008

Judge Throws Out Suit Vs Special Order 40

Special Order 40 restricts Los Angeles police from inquiring into the immigration status of individuals. It was established to win the cooperation and protection of Hispanics and other immigrants with the police. The order had come under criticism lately because of the slaying of a black athlete by an undocumented gang member. The decision to dismiss, however, was about a lawsuit brought earlier by the conservative Judicial Watch. It had argued that the order impeded the cooperation of the police in enforcing U. S. Law by the federal government. The judge disagreed and found that the order did not violate federal law or impede in the federal government's enforcement. (See LA Times article.)

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