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Arizona Appeal of Immigration Ruling Set For November

July 30: Gov. Jan Brewer, accompanied by Sen. John McCain pauses before answering a question regarding the latest on the new Arizona immigration law. The two held a news conference to applaud a U.S. Air Force decision to base new F-35 combat jets at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix, but the event abruptly ended when the barrage of questions were regarding the immigration law and the next steps the governor was taking in the court battle.

July 30: Gov. Jan Brewer, accompanied by Sen. John McCain pauses before answering a question regarding the latest on the new Arizona immigration law. The two held a news conference to applaud a U.S. Air Force decision to base new F-35 combat jets at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, a suburb of Phoenix, but the event abruptly ended when the barrage of questions were regarding the immigration law and the next steps the governor was taking in the court battle.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court says it will hold a hearing in November on Arizona's challenge to a ruling that put the most controversial parts of the state's immigration law on hold.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued a two-page order Friday denying Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's request for an earlier hearing date.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton issued a ruling Wednesday putting much of the law on hold. Brewer had asked for an expedited appeals process, with a hearing scheduled for the week of Sept. 13.

State lawyers had argued that the appeal involves an issue of "significant importance" -- the state's right to implement a law to address "irreparable harm Arizona is suffering as a result of unchecked unlawful immigration."