Posted by: Idioma Extra | July 26, 2010

Monday’s News

Costa Rica will contest Arizona immigration law


The foreign ministry said Friday that it had instructed its embassy in Washington to seek permission to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting México’s case against Arizona.

Arizona lawmakers passed a law instructing policemen to check the legality of any individual who otherwise comes in contact with law enforcement.

The Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto said that the federal court brief would protest racial profiling and discrimination. The government here also said it wanted to support U.S. President Barack Obama in his effort to reform the immigration laws.

Day of the Week

Main Entry: le·gal·i·ty
Pronunciation: \li-ˈga-lə-tē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural le·gal·i·ties
Date: 15th century
1 : attachment to or observance of law
2 : the quality or state of being legal : lawfulness
3 plural : obligations imposed by law

More Vocabulary

Brief: n. a written argument submitted to a court
Friend-of-the-court: n. one (as a professional person or organization) that is not a party to a particular litigation but that is permitted by the court to advise it in respect to some matter of law that directly affects the case in question
Profiling: n. the use of specific characteristics, as race or age, to make generalizations about a person, as whether he or she may be engaged in illegal activity
Reform: v. to put or change into an improved form or condition
Seek: v. to go in search of

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

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