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Arizona Governor Files Appeal On Immigration Law

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) -- The legal battle over a tough Arizona immigration law entered its next stage Thursday when Gov. Jan Brewer filed an expedited appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The appeal asks the court to lift a preliminary injunction granted by a federal judge that blocked the most controversial parts of the law.

The court document suggests a fast-track timetable that would have oral arguments on the appeal on September 13. Before then, Arizona would file a substantive brief to the court and the U.S. Department of Justice would respond. The Justice Department responded to the motion Thursday, opposing the proposed timetable that would force the government to respond in half the typical time allotted.

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