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SB 1070 Legal Defense Funds Running Dry

Apr 22, 2014
Michel Marizco, KPBS

The donations to defend the state’s controversial 2010 immigration law are running out. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer took a closer look.

SB 1070 Faces Another Court Challenge Next Week

Oct 12, 2012

The state heads back to court this coming week over SB 1070, this time to defend a provision aimed at day laborers.

Controversial Provision in SB1070 is Now in Effect

Sep 18, 2012

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton formally dissolved the injunction she issued two years ago against the provision of SB 1070 that requires police to question those they have stopped about their immigration status if there is reason to believe they are in this country illegally.

State's Attorneys Respond on SB 1070 Suit

Sep 17, 2012

Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer told a federal judge today she should reject a bid to keep a controversial section of SB 1070 from being enforced for at least for a little while longer.

Rights Groups Still Trying to Stop SB 1070

Sep 14, 2012

Civil rights groups are making a last-ditch effort this afternoon to keep a key provision of the state's immigration law from being enforced as early as next week.

State Can Enforce Status Check Part of SB 1070

Sep 6, 2012
Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

A federal judge gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the state to enforce a key provision of SB 1070. But that is not the last word on whether it is legal.

Attorneys for the state asked a federal judge late Friday to reject a new bid to block a key provision of SB 1070 from taking effect.

In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law, the legal battles continue in the five other states that passed similar laws. Georgia and Alabama's immigration enforcement laws are back before a federal appeals court.

SB 1070 Opponents Look for Another Challenge

Jul 2, 2012

Last week's Supreme Court ruling on the state's immigration law now has other foes trying to figure their next move.

The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday on Arizona’s immigration law, known as SB 1070. It was a mixed ruling. The court struck down most of the law, but upheld the most controversial provision.

The state of Arizona has already spent nearly $3 million defending the law. And the investment was worth it, according to state leaders like Governor Jan Brewer. She called the court’s ruling a victory for states like Arizona struggling with illegal immigration.