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Victory for Arizona Day Laborers: Federal District Court Enjoins Anti-Day Laborer Provisions

Victory for Arizona Day Laborers:  Federal District Court Enjoins Anti-Day Labor, Anti-Speech Provisions of SB 1070

Decision is Day Laborers’ Second Constitutional Victory in as Many Weeks

   

 

PHOENIX, AZ – A federal district court today enjoined provisions of SB 1070 that criminalized the solicitation of day labor work.  The court found that the provisions likely violated day laborers’ First Amendment free speech right to solicit work on public streets.

 

“Not only is the exercise of free speech a crucial civil right,” declared the court, “Plaintiffs have shown that they and their members are being chilled from soliciting employment by the threat of enforcement” of the anti-day labor provisions.

 

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