The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball's All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law, saying they should follow the example set by Jackie Robinson when he broke the game's color barrier more than a half-century ago.Read More »
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Sports and politics became intertwined when civil rights activists targeted the Super Bowl as they fought Arizona's refusal to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday in the early 1990s.
Two decades later, Arizona is again caught in a tangle of balls and bills. The focal point this time is the state's illegal immigration laws, and the forum for dissent is Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.
A federal judge rejected a request by a volunteer border-watch group to become a party in the federal government's challenge to Arizona's immigration enforcement law.Read More »
The Major League Baseball Players Association will not ask players to skip next week's All-Star game in protest of Arizona's polarizing immigration law.Read More »
Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, a prominent champion of legislation against illegal immigration, appears destined for a November recall election after Maricopa County officials certified that petitioners gathered more than the number of valid signatures required to trigger the special vote.Read More »
Yesterday, it seemed as if the illegal immigration train pulled out of the station without Horne, who learned that he wouldn't be defending S1070 before the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, however, Horne found another way to take the Obama administration to task.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer will be a published author later this fall when her memoir, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” is published.Read More »
Rather than prolong the case by more than a year, Gov. Jan Brewer will appeal an injunction against major components of the state’s controversial immigration law directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »
Singer Lady Gaga says she doesn't agree with Arizona's tough immigration law and wrote the song "Americano" as a response to it.Read More »
This weeks most outstanding quotes.Read More »