PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is opposing a court ruling that lets other countries file a friend-of-the-court brief in her appeal of a decision that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold.
Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries were granted permission by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to present their viewpoints.
Brewer's lawyers told the appeals court that the opinions of foreign countries have no bearing on whether the law is constitutional.
The governor says she was offended that foreign governments were meddling in a domestic legal dispute.
Mexico was joined in its brief by Argentina, Boliva, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru.