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Immigration Clash Headed for Controversial Appeals Court

The epic legal struggle over Arizona’s immigration crackdown has landed in a San Francisco-based federal appeals court that is all too familiar with being the center of the nation’s attention — and its inevitable label as the nation’s most liberal court.

From once striking down the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools to overturning death sentences with regularity, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has long been a favored target of conservatives who have jumped at any chance to blast the country’s largest appellate court. Some groups supporting Arizona’s strict immigration law already have said they believe their best chances lay in the U.S. Supreme Court, not the 9th Circuit.

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