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Arpaio’s Lawsuit Against President Obama Tossed

WASHINGTON (CN) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawsuit against President Obama, finding Arpaio had no standing to challenge the president's immigration policy.

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell denied Arpaio's request for an injunction and dismissed the case.

Arpaio, whose racial profiling and immigration raids made him the subject of a federal investigation and put him under a court-appointed monitor, claimed that the president's Nov. 20 executive order on immigration was illegal, and should have gone through Congress.

Dismissal of the lawsuit was widely expected.

"What's Arpaio's injury?" one Arizona attorney asked Courthouse News. "That he can't arrest people?"

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