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Birthright bills run into trouble

Backers of proposals that aim to ultimately deny U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants suffered a setback on Monday when the chairman of the Arizona Senate committee that tackled the bills concluded he did not have the votes to approve them.

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Birthright citizenship debate, a preview (access required)

When lawmakers today tackle a proposal that is aimed at ultimately challenging the citizenship of American-born children of illegal immigrants, the debate probably will focus on the meaning of a phrase of the 14th Amendment: Who exactly is “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States?

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Republicans re-shaping appellate commission

The consensus opinion in political circles is that the Republicans have so far been out-maneuvered by Democrats in the redistricting process, save for the partial court victory that allowed a second non-Maricopa-County GOP applicant to be considered by Pearce.

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Adams’ pick for redistricting commission: Scott Freeman (access required)

State legislators have begun the final step of appointing nominees to the Independent Redistricting Commission, which will redraw the boundaries of the state’s legislative and congressional districts. The process kicked off Monday, Jan. 31, as Republican House Speaker Kirk Adams selected Scott Freeman, an attorney from Maricopa County, to serve as a commission member.

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