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The federal judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's now-pardoned criminal case has refused a request to throw out a ruling that explained her reasoning in finding the lawman guilty of a crime.

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A federal judge has upheld the validity of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon despite claims from critics that letting his clemency stand would encourage officials to disobey future court orders.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday said his support for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shouldn't be read as a slap in the face of the state's Latino voters.

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The judge who presided over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial said Tuesday that she can't rule on the now-pardoned lawman's bid to throw out her ruling explaining his guilty verdict until prosecutors are given a chance to chime in on the request.

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Fresh off his presidential pardon, an emboldened Joe Arpaio on Monday lashed out at his critics and the judge who found him guilty of a crime as his attorneys went to court to throw the court decision that was the basis for his conviction.

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