Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a foreign journalist that the Department of Justice will be suing Arizona over the new immigration law. Clinton was in Ecuador when she made the acknowledgement. Asked to confirm or deny the statement, the Department of Justice would neither refuse nor deny the status of a lawsuit.
A suit, however, would not be surprising given that Obama has openly critiqued the law, and that many other critics believe that the law is in fact, a violation of federal law. The law has been criticized on grounds that it gives too local police too much leeway and will lead to racial discrimination.
White House, DOJ Not Denying Clinton’s Statement That AZ Lawsuit On The Way | The Huffington Post