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Public interest group claims last-minute HOA bill is unconstitutional (access required)

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The Legislature violated the state Constitution by combining a comprehensive homeowners association bill with a minor elections bill in the last hours of the 2013 session, a public-interest law firm alleges in a lawsuit filed July 16.

The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, suing on behalf of two HOA activists, is asking Maricopa County Superior Court to declare SB1454 unconstitutional because it violates the Constitution’s same-subject rule.

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Court asked to overturn immigrant license policy

Court asked to overturn immigrant license policy

Immigrant rights advocates urged a federal appeals court on Monday to halt Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's order denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy, arguing that Arizona's policy is unconstitutional because it's trumped by federal law.

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Backers of elections bill create committee to head off challenge (access required)

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Supporters of a controversial elections bill formed a campaign committee to combat a referendum drive aimed at putting it on the 2014 ballot.

Protect Our Secret Ballot was filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to defend HB2305. Sen. Michele Reagan, who sponsored several bills that were later included in the omnibus elections, is the group’s chair.

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