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Federal appeals court rules against Ariz. immigration law

From NBC's Pete Williams
A federal appeals court has upheld a ban on enforcing the most controversial part of Arizona's tough new immigration law.

In its opinion, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that a district court did not abuse its discretion by enjoining some sections of the law backed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

The court's full opinion can be read here.