Judge to mull arguments over dismissing Joe Arpaio's case

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A judge is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday to consider former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to dismiss his now-pardoned criminal case and throw out a ruling that explains the reasoning behind his guilty verdict. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo) A judge is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday to consider former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to dismiss his now-pardoned criminal case and throw out a ruling that explains the reasoning behind his guilty verdict. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A judge is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday to consider former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to dismiss his now-pardoned criminal case and throw out a ruling that explains the reasoning behind his guilty verdict.

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[Special Section: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio]

Arpaio's attorneys say the requests are aimed at clearing their client's name and barring the ruling's use in future court cases as an example of a prior bad act.

The hearing comes five weeks ago after President Donald Trump pardoned Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a 2011 court order to stop his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.

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Advocacy groups opposed to the pardon say have asked U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to declare the clemency invalid.

Legal experts say the judge isn't likely to undo the pardon.

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