Arizona appeals order blocking parts of law

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona is appealing a federal judge's order that put most of the state's immigration law on hold.

The state's appeal filed Thursday asks that District Judge Susan Bolton's preliminary injunction be lifted so that all of the law can take effect.

Lawyers for Gov. Jan Brewer also are asking that the appeal be considered quickly.

Bolton delayed the most contentious provisions of the law on Wednesday. Those include a section requiring officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws if there's a reasonable suspicion the person is in the United States illegally.

Brewer has said she'll take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.