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Reaction to S1070 ruling: GOP riled, Dems elated (access required)

Arizona politicians reacted to today’s S1070 ruling as expected: Many Republicans were upset that federal Judge Susan Bolton halted the major parts of the law, and many Democrats were relieved that it was gutted before taking effect. Here’s what they had to ...

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Allegations of long-simmering political feud mark constable race (access required)

One of Rep. Ben Miranda’s political rivals in the three-way Democratic constable race — Constable Jimmie Munoz, Sr. — is leveling allegations that Miranda has no intention of fulfilling the constable post or leaving his law practice. Munoz, who is seeking his third term as constable, said Miranda is trying to “spoil the vote” because of a long-simmering rivalry between the pair.

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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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Bill targeting child prostitution advances

A House committee unanimously approved legislation that would carve out a lesser crime for men who unknowingly solicit child prostitutes, while still retaining tougher penalties for those who knowingly pay children for sex.

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