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Group plans to file suit over Arpaio recall effort

Ariz sheriff loses appeal on immigration law limit

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

A group supporting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to file a lawsuit aimed at halting an effort to prompt a recall election against the lawman.

Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results is expected to allege in its suit Thursday that recall organizers have violated the free speech, equal protection and due process rights of county voters who re-elected Arpaio last year.

Recall organizers say Arpaio should be recalled, in part, because his office failed to adequately investigate more than 400 sex-crimes cases and racially profiled people in its trademark immigration patrols.

Recall organizers say they have gathered nearly 150,000 of the more than 335,000 valid petition signatures required by May 30 to prompt a recall election.

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2 comments

  1. After of the peoples’ voices which have been ignored by the legislators who write laws to take away the peoples’ rights and silence their voices?

  2. Correction (no edit button): After the peoples’ voices have been ignored by the legislators, who’s running scared? Who are the legislators representing, an entrenched county sheriff or the people?

    Work on a bill for TERM LIMITS FOR COUNTY SHERIFFS AND COUNTY ATTORNEYS instead of the “bathroom” bill put on the top of the ‘bills stack”.

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