Brewer, lawmakers discuss special session on S1070
Gov. Jan Brewer is considering calling the Legislature into special session to change portions of S1070 that were blocked by a federal judge, but the pressures of the campaign season may put the issue on hold until after the election.
Puente leader arrested again, group says
Salvador Reza, an outspoken activist and leader of Puente, was arrested June 30 by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for the second time in as many days, according to a representative of the pro-immigration group.
Feds arrest Gutierrez in protest; ex-lawmaker expected detainment
The time Alfredo Gutierrez spent in handcuffs and behind bars July 29 was relatively short, but the former Democratic legislative leader said he hopes to parlay it into something bigger.
U.S. Senate Voting History
2002: no race 2004 PRIMARY GENERAL Party Candidate Votes Votes % Democrat Stuart Starky 173,540 404,507 20.6% Libertarian Ernest Hancock 2,756 51,798 2.6% Republican John McCain 331,720 1,505,372 76.7% 2006 PRIMARY GENERAL Party Candidate Votes Votes % Democrat Jim Pederson 214,455 664,141 43.5% Libertarian Richard Mack 3,311 48,231 3.2% Republican Jon Kyl 297,636 814,398 53.3% [...]
Tenn. lawmakers visit Ariz. Legislature today
A delegation of Tennessee legislators will be in Phoenix today, planning to meet with their Arizona counterparts and deliver a resolution supporting Arizona’s new immigration law. Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro and other Tennessee lawmakers will meet with sponsors of the Arizona law and hold a late afternoon news conference with Arizona lawmakers. Ketron says [...]
Protests become celebrations, followed by disorder
Small, peaceful celebrations were held July 28 after U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton halted key elements of Arizona’s immigration law, but that all changed the following day as protesters filled the streets, blocked roads and caused civil disobedience that got dozens arrested.
Legal experts: Injunction likely to withstand challenges
Constitutional experts and immigration attorneys said it’s impossible to predict how the 9th Circuit will react to Arizona’s appeal of Judge Susan Bolton’s injunction on S1070. But Bolton’s 36-page order bolstered her reputation as a judge who puts a great deal of thought into her decisions, and the detailed analysis she gave for why she blocked portions of S1070 was an ominous sign for the law’s supporters.
Adhere to immigration laws
The federal government, working with the border states, should provide the personnel and resources to secure our borders.
Dems lament – A credit card for war, but no cash for teachers
Once again, war is being paid for with a credit card while investments in our children’s future are tossed aside.
Capitol Quotes: July 30, 2010
“Both federal lobbying and campaigning for federal office seem to be recession-proof.” – Michael Beckel of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign money in U.S. politics.
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