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Brewer asks judge to dismiss case

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) today asked the federal judge hearing the challenge to the state's immigration law to dismiss the Justice Department's lawsuit.

Lawyers for the governor repeat some of the same points they made last week -- that the law is not pre-empted by federal law and that an injunction is inappropriate. The law should be given a chance to work first before its operation is attacked in court, the governor argues, instead of relying now on "hypothetical scenarios."

There's no word from the judge on when she'll issue her ruling on the request to block the law. Federal judges typically do not give notice of when they'll rule; they just do it. We're watching the electronic docket closely.