[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Tuesday filed a challenge [complaint, PDF; press release] to Utah’s controversial immigration law [HB 497 materials; JURIST news archive]. The measure was signed into law [JURIST report] in March by Utah Governor Gary Herbert [official website] and requires police to check the immigration status of anyone arrested for an alleged felony or serious misdemeanor.The DOJ argues that the law is preempted by federal law because it attempts to establish a…

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