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Last-minute changes to S1070 broaden enforcement power

While supporters of Arizona’s immigration law have said repeatedly that it will allow police officers to check the immigration status of people during the enforcement of other crimes, the law actually gives police much broader enforcement power, according to legal experts and representatives of the law enforcement community.

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Cowboy lawmaker Brown rides off after 36 years (access required)

The state is losing an icon and one of the last remaining cowboy legislators. Although Jack Brown's legacy in Arizona history has been cemented by his 36 years as a legislator, his departure will be bittersweet, as his effort to keep all state parks open fell by the wayside this year.

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Clergy group files first suit against S1070

A national group of Latino clergy leaders filed the first lawsuit against S1070 on April 29, arguing that it infringes on the federal government's right to enforce illegal immigration laws and will lead to racial profiling against Hispanics.

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