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COPY-SCOTUS to rule on AZ immigration law

WASHINGTON (RNN) - The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona's controversial immigration law, according to the Associated Press.

The court will review portions of the law which were previously enjoined by a federal appeals court.

"One of those requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person's immigration status if officers suspect he is in the country illegally," the Associated Press writes.

Speculation of Monday morning's announcement began after the court considered Arizona v. U.S. during its Friday conference, according to the SCOTUS Blog.

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer set a tidal wave in motion when she signed her state's immigration bill into law on April 23, 2010.

Similar laws have since been passed in Utah, Alabama and South Carolina.

Brewer has accused the federal government of not properly enforcing the nation's immigration laws.

The Obama administration says S.B. 1070 supersedes the powers of the federal government.

The ruling is expected during the heat of the 2012 presidential election.

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