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Sotomayor a flashpoint for Hispanic vote (access required)

Stores have not reported stocking Sonia Sotomayor action figures. But as the first Hispanic and only the third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, she has become one of America's top role models. Her confirmation also led to lot of political guesswork - namely if the state's Hispanic community will exact a political toll on the two Arizona senators who voted against seating her.

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Judge needs more time in Quelland case (access required)

The appeal of an order to remove Rep. Doug Quelland from office has moved more slowly than anticipated, and an administrative law judge has scheduled additional hearings in late September. Judge Robert Shedden originally set aside two days to hear Quelland's appeal of a May decision by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission that called for fining the lawmaker $45,000 and removing him from office.

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Far from over: Next steps in Quelland saga (access required)

A struggle that began weeks after the November elections moved into the courtroom on Aug. 6 when Rep. Doug Quelland petitioned an administrative law judge to undo a state agency’s order that could force him from office. Quelland has appealed to the Office of Administrative Hearings in hopes of keeping his seat as a District 10 representative.

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Clean Elections lawyer tells judge Quelland ‘cheated’ the system (access required)

The appeal of a May order to remove Rep. Doug Quelland from office started Aug. 6 as attorneys for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and the Phoenix lawmaker squared off in front of an administrative law judge. Peter Limperis, an attorney hired by the commission, began opening arguments with a stark reminder that Quelland once stood as a strong supporter of Arizona's publicly funded elections.

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