Arizona officials criticize the appeals court ruling, which found that key sections of the immigration law are preempted by federal law. The ruling is a victory for the Obama administration.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit is weighing whether to overturn a federal judge's decision in July to block some of the most controversial sections of the Arizona immigration law.
Barry Bonds won a big legal victory Friday.
Atheist Michael Newdow challenged 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance and 'in God we trust' on US currency as unconstitutional endorsements of religion. But the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals said the references to God are grounded in historical philosophy and politics.