State Senator wants to be 1070 defendant

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The republican lawmaker who led the fight for the bill to be passed wants a seat as a defendant in the lawsuit, and the Department of Justice opposes it.

State Senator Russell Pearce says he has a stake in defending the law, while the feds argue adding a new defendant would needlessly complicate the case.

In the meantime, 7 other Latin-American countries want to join Mexico in its lawsuit over SB 1070.