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Supreme Court, feds gut SB1070 enforcement (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the heart of SB1070, but it pulled out the teeth. And the U.S. Department of Homeland Security cut off the arms and legs. The victory declared by Gov. Jan Brewer and other supporters of Arizona’s landmark illegal immigration law will almost certainly ring hollow, at least as long as President Barack Obama is in office.

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1-cent sales tax backers go to court to put measure on ballot (access required)

Rebuffed by the Secretary of State, the group that is spearheading the initiative to raise sales taxes by one cent went to court today in the hopes of compelling election officials to put the measure on the November ballot. The Quality Education and Jobs Committee also asked the Maricopa Superior Court to expedite its hearing of the case. The group had turned in nearly 291,000 signatures on June 25.

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Challenges ahead for Supreme Court-whittled immigration law (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down three of four challenged provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law – and essentially inviting future challenges to the remaining part of the statute – has lawyers prepared for a flurry of litigation in Arizona and other states with similar measures.

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SB1070 ruling won’t take effect until mid-July

The most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law won't take effect until at least July 20. The U.S. Supreme Court told a lower court Tuesday that the provision's effective date could be pushed back further if the Obama administration seeks a rehearing before the nation's highest court.

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