Lawyers for Gov. Jan Brewer are asking a federal judge to dismiss one of the five pending lawsuits challenging the state's controversial law targeting illegal immigration.Read More »
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Former lawmaker Steve May announced Sept. 13 he is terminating his campaign for the House in Legislative District 17. May got on the November ballot after winning a spot in the primary as a write-in candidate. His presence as a Republican in the swing district that spans Tempe and Scottsdale posed a threat to two Democratic challengers.
The openly gay former lawmaker gained recent headlines for his brazen acknowledgement that he helped four "street people" get on the ballot as Green Party candidates.
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Less than a day after a federal judge said they had the right to stay on the ballot, three alleged "sham" Green Party candidates withdrew from their races.Read More »
The Arizona Green Party is asking a federal judge for an injunction that would keep a slate of alleged Trojan horse candidates off the ballot in November. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 7 in U.S. District Court by a Democratic-tied firm names 11 Green Party candidates who were also the subject a complaint filed by the Arizona Democratic Party the prior week.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's office says Arizona has received more than $2 million in donations to help pay for the legal defense of the state's controversial law targeting illegal immigration.Read More »
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office wants county officials to say when they discovered e-mails that were sought in a racial profiling lawsuit and thought to have been deleted by the sheriff's office but turned out to have been archived by the county.Read More »
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Tuesday that it hasn't turned over records that the U.S. Department of Justice is requesting as part of a civil rights investigation.Read More »
Most of the lawsuits intended to wipe out Arizona’s immigration law are based on a plethora of fears, mainly that it will lead to racial profiling and blur the lines between state and federal authority, but other arguments have surfaced over the right to travel and conduct business freely across state lines.Read More »
The Department of Justice lawsuit, United States of America v. State of Arizona, argues the state doesn't have the right to wade into immigration law.Read More »
Immigrant advocates are rallying fellow activists to protest Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer during her scheduled visit this weekend for the National Governors Association meeting in Boston.Read More »