I’ll delve more deeply into this ruling in the coming days, but for now let me summarize thusly: the citizens of Arizona don’t have a public interest in protecting their state from those who come there to knowingly violate their laws, i.e. criminals. Here’s a link to a brief description of Judge Bolton’s ruling, which clocks in at just under forty pages, by the New York Times. There are a lot of areas to address here, but it basically boils down to a single federal judge gutting the toughest provisions of SB 1070-at least, for the time being. That being said, there remain several key aspects of the law that will be implemented this coming thursday, per Fox News.