Federal Judge Susan Bolton, silences the will of the people of Arizona by blocking Arizona's BS 1070 Illegal Immigration Law.
Judge Bolton prevents police officers from checking a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws. She also blocked components that require immigrants to carry their documentation to identify themselves. Hearing arguments from attorneys from the Justice Department, ACLU and the defendants, the State of Arizona resulted in today’s ’stay’ being issued until further hearings to decide on the entire bill.
Susan Bolton is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. She joined the court in 2000 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.
Early life and education
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bolton graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor's Degree in 1973 and her Juris Doctor degree in 1975.
Bolton was a law clerk for Arizona State Appeals Judge Laurance Wren in the Arizona Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1977. Bolton entered private practice in the State of Arizona from 1977 to 1989 before bcoming a Superior Court Judge in the Arizona Superior Court for Maricopa County from 1989 to 2000.
Federal judicial career
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Bolton was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona by President Bill Clinton on July 21, 2000 to a seat vacated by Robert Broomfield. Bolton was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 3, 2000 on the unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on October 13, 2000.