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Moderate candidates among those endorsed by Brewer (access required)

Most of Gov. Jan Brewer's recent primary endorsements have been for out-of-state candidates, but now Brewer is officially weighing in on some of the state's most contested GOP battles. Several of the candidates Brewer is pushing for in contested primaries are percieved to be the moderates in their races.

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Goddard’s rocky relationship with S1070 (access required)

Attorney General Terry Goddard has had quite the roller coaster ride while staking out his positions on S1070. He opposed the law and wishes Gov. Jan Brewer had vetoed it, but also opposed the lawsuit against it. He vowed to defend the state in court, but blasted Brewer for her failure to do so.

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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.

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State files appeal of S1070 injunction

Gov. Jan Brewer on June 29 appealed a federal judge's injunction against the core provisions of S1070. Attorneys for Arizona filed a motion asking the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an expedited appeal on U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton's ruling that blocked several key sections of the state's strict new immigration law.

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Judge stops major parts of S1070 from taking effect

Opponents of S1070 are viewing a federal judge’s injunction as a death knell for the state’s strict illegal immigration law. Supporters of the law, meanwhile, are hoping U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling will be overturned as it works its way through the appeals process.

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Group initiates lawsuit against feds over jaguar permit (access required)

Macho B is gone, but his spirit may live on in a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Silver City, N.M.-based Center for Biological Diversity on July 26 took its first steps toward a lawsuit against the federal agency for issuing a permit to the Arizona Game & Fish Department that it said could lead to the incidental capture and death of other wild jaguars.

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