PHOENIX - The fight over Arizona's immigration law showed no signs of letting up Friday as the federal judge who blunted its force faced threats and the Republican governor who signed it considered changes to address any faults.
In the days since U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton put on hold the most controversial parts of the law, hundreds of e-mails and calls - including threats - have poured into the courthouse.
Seventy people have been arrested in demonstrations.
And a fund set up to help defend the new law added $75,000 Wednesday alone, giving the state more than $1.6 million to get Bolton's ruling overturned.
Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law and appealed the ruling, has vowed not to back down, saying she'll challenge Bolton's decision to the Supreme Court.
But Brewer said Friday she'd consider changes to "tweak" the law to respond to the parts Bolton faulted.
"Basically we believe [the law] is constitutional but she obviously pointed out faults that can possibly be fixed, and that's what we would do," Brewer told The Associated Press. She said she's talking to legislative leaders about the possibility of a special session, but said no specific changes had been identified.
In her temporary injunction, Bolton delayed the most contentious provisions of the law, including a section that required officers to check immigration status while enforcing other laws.
Bolton indicated the federal government's case has a good chance at succeeding in its argument that federal immigration law trumps state law. - AP