CBS confirms Hillary's claim:
Now a senior administration official tells CBS News that the federal government will indeed formally challenge the law when Justice Department lawyers are finished building the case. The official said Justice is still working on building the case.
While this might help Democrats with Latino voters, the law is supported 60/40 overall. This can't be a fight Democrats want to have before Election Day, right?
Governor Jan Brewer is not pleased with finding out about the lawsuit through Ecuadorean TV:
“This is no way to treat the people of Arizona,” said Brewer, who recently set up a legal defense fund to combat challenges to the law. “To learn of this lawsuit through an Ecuadorean interview with the secretary of state is just outrageous.”
“If our own government intends to sue our state to prevent illegal immigration enforcement, the least it can do is inform us before it informs the citizens of another nation,” Brewer added.
(Via Ben Smith)