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A. Hessick on WPR
discussed U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration bill during a program on WPR, Wisconsin Public Radio, on July 28.
During “At Issue with Ben Merens,” Hessick gave the background of the law, part of which became effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 29, and explained the parts of the law that were blocked by Bolton’s temporary injunction.
“It seems to be a very careful ruling,” Hessick said. “It divides up the law and focuses on the part that seems to be problematic and preserves the rest of it. But it’s only a preliminary injunction, a temporary ruling, and there’s still a trial to be had.”
Bolton enjoined sections in the law requiring police officers to make attempts to verify the immigration status of individuals, making it a state crime for people to not carry immigration documents, making it illegal for undocumented workers to apply for jobs, and authorizing non-federal officers to arrest and deport individuals, he said.
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Hessick, who joined the College faculty in 2008, teaches Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, the Supreme Court in American Politics, and Judicial Remedies. He served as a law clerk for Judge Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Judge Reena Raggi of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.