Pearce officially becomes the first sitting Arizona legislator to face a recall after the group that spearheaded the drive submitted more than enough signatures to Secretary of State for the special election to take place. Last week, Secretary of State Ken Bennett certified the recall and passed it on to Brewer, who is tasked by state law with formally calling the election.Read More »
Sports and politics became intertwined when civil rights activists targeted the Super Bowl as they fought Arizona's refusal to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday in the early 1990s.
Two decades later, Arizona is again caught in a tangle of balls and bills. The focal point this time is the state's illegal immigration laws, and the forum for dissent is Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.
A federal judge rejected a request by a volunteer border-watch group to become a party in the federal government's challenge to Arizona's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
It’s official: Senate President Russell Pearce is the first sitting elected legislator who will face a recall election in Arizona history.
The Secretary of State today confirmed that the group seeking Pearce’s recall has submitted more than enough signatures for the special election to take place.
Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, a prominent champion of legislation against illegal immigration, appears destined for a November recall election after Maricopa County officials certified that petitioners gathered more than the number of valid signatures required to trigger the special vote.Read More »
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has settled a claim with two men and will pay $200,000 in a racial profiling case.Read More »
Arizona officials are gearing up for a July 20 launch of a website to accept donations to pay for construction of additional fencing along the state's portion of the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
Strict enforcement laws like SB1070 sprang from widespread sentiment that the federal government refuses to untangle the illegal immigration mess, leaving states to bear the brunt of its fiscal and societal costs and compelling them to adopt a patchwork of laws to confront the problem.Read More »
After more than a year of watching Arizona battle the federal government in court over SB1070, lawmakers looking to mimic the landmark illegal immigration law in other states are trying to avoid the judicial pitfalls that have kept most of it off the books.Read More »
Illegal immigration is no less divisive in Utah than in Arizona, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in both conservative states are wrestling with their church’s recent positions on the issue.Read More »