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Today, the Utah Federal District Court upheld key provisions of Utah's HB 497, a bill partially modeled on Arizona SB 1070. IRLI filed multiple briefs in this case and IRLI Senior Counsel Mike Hethmon participated in oral argument in defending the statute.
On February 26, 2014, MALDEF asked the Supreme Court to review the case of Keller v. City of Fremont, which IRLI successfully defended before the Eighth Circuit last year. In its Peitition, MALDEF argues that the Supreme Court should review Fremont, in part, because it is in conflict with the case of Villas at Parkside v City of Farmers Branch. However, MALDEF previously argued against the Supreme Court reviewing the Farmers Branch case, which presumably, based on MALDEF's position, would have answered any concerns MALDEF has in Fremont.