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Killer says politics will force his execution (access required)

A condemned inmate asked the Arizona Supreme Court Oct. 13 to postpone his execution until after the gubernatorial election. Jeffrey Landrigan argues in legal briefs that Gov. Jan Brewer has political incentive to go forward with the Oct. 26 execution ...

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The immigration enforcement backlog (access required)

Nearly five months ago, I reported that the lasting impact of SB1070 – assuming it ever goes into effect the way its drafters intended – may be to increase the number of illegal immigrants who are given temporary work visas ...

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‘Fighting words’ or just bad behavior? (access required)

Arizona’s latest First Amendment Supreme Court case is trying to determine whether a Deer Valley High School student’s foul-mouthed insults hurled at a teacher are “fighting words” and criminal. The Arizona Supreme Court, which took its gavels and robes on ...

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Civil rights probes ramp up, but no indictments (access required)

U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke recently said that the potential for an increase in excessive force cases naturally follows an increase in federal agents at the border. Maybe, maybe not when it comes to Arizona. The Obama administration’s Department ...

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