Ariz. officials clash on say-so over legal course

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PHOENIX -- Arizona's two top elected state officials are butting heads over who gets to call the shots for the state in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving a controversial state law on funding for instruction of students learning English.

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Ariz. officials clash on say-so over legal course - Arizona's two top elected state officials are butting heads over who gets to call the shots for the state in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving a controversial state law on funding for instruction of students learning English.

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Republican Gov. Jan Brewer is threatening to pursue legislation to legally handcuff Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard because he refused to follow her directive to put the state on record in support of the 2006 law.

Goddard has told Brewer that because the governor herself wasn't a party in the case, she was mistaken to think she determines the legal position of the state itself.

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