SB1070

State Capitol News
8:54 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Lawmakers to Use Tax Dollars to Fight SB 1070 E-mail Subpoenas

Former state Sen. Russell Pearce
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Republican legislative leaders are moving to use tax dollars to fight subpoenas of e-mails of current and former lawmakers. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:44 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Brewer Asks Supreme Court to Allow SB 1070 Enforcement Provision

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Politico

Gov. Jan Brewer asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to let the state enforce a 2010 law making it a crime to knowingly transport or harbor those in the country illegally. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:52 am
Thu January 2, 2014

SB 1070 Legislator Communications To Go Public

Credit Politico

A federal judge has allowed challengers to the state's major law aimed at illegal immigrants to see which advocacy groups were advising legislators. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
5:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Judge Rules SB 1070 Can Move Forward

A federal judge cleared the way today for the state to start enforcing the most sweeping provision of its 2010 immigration law.

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State Capitol News
2:44 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Civil Rights Groups Take SB1070 to Court Again

A federal judge this morning questioned a bid by civil rights groups to get her to again block the state from enforcing a key provision of a 2010 law aimed at illegal immigrants.

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Fronteras
9:17 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Arpaio Discrimination Trial To Conclude Thursday

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Gage Skidmore

A class action lawsuit that goes to trial in Phoenix on July 19 will bring more attention to the tactics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The Arizona sheriff has been vocal that cracking down on illegal immigrants is among his top priorities. Plaintiffs claim Arpaio and his deputies discriminate against Latinos.

Every Latino motorist who has been stopped by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office since 2007 or will be stopped in the future is included in the class action suit.

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Fronteras
11:33 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tactics Go On Trial

Maricopa County, AZ, Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Courtesy of NPR

A class action lawsuit that goes to trial in Phoenix today will bring more attention to the tactics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The Arizona sheriff has been vocal that cracking down on illegal immigrants is among his top priorities. Plaintiffs claim Arpaio and his deputies discriminate against Latinos.

Every Latino motorist who has been stopped by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office since 2007 or will be stopped in the future is included in the class action suit.

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State Capitol News
5:51 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Federal Judge Recognizes Another Challenge to SB 1070

A federal judge has set the stage for another challenge to the state's immigration law. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:06 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Supreme Court Hears AZ Anti-Immigration Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.

Liberal and conservative justices reacted skeptically to the Obama administration's argument that the state exceeded its authority when it made the records check, and another provision allowing suspected illegal immigrants to be arrested without a warrant, part of Arizona law aimed at driving illegal immigrants elsewhere.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:00 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

US Senate Holds Hearing on AZ Immigration Law

The Senate Judiciary subcommittee took a closer look at Arizona's SB 1070. The law is designed to give police more power to detain and arrest those not in thge country legally. Schumer contends -- as does the Department of Justice -- that states can enforce immigration laws only with federal permission.

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