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Goddard’s rocky relationship with S1070 (access required)

Attorney General Terry Goddard has had quite the roller coaster ride while staking out his positions on S1070. He opposed the law and wishes Gov. Jan Brewer had vetoed it, but also opposed the lawsuit against it. He vowed to defend the state in court, but blasted Brewer for her failure to do so.

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U.S. Senate Voting History (access required)

2002: no race 2004 PRIMARY GENERAL Party Candidate Votes Votes % Democrat Stuart Starky 173,540 404,507 20.6% Libertarian Ernest Hancock 2,756 51,798 2.6% Republican John McCain 331,720 1,505,372 76.7% 2006 PRIMARY GENERAL Party Candidate Votes Votes % Democrat Jim Pederson ...

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Tenn. lawmakers visit Ariz. Legislature today

A delegation of Tennessee legislators will be in Phoenix today, planning to meet with their Arizona counterparts and deliver a resolution supporting Arizona’s new immigration law. Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro and other Tennessee lawmakers will meet with sponsors of ...

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Protests become celebrations, followed by disorder

Small, peaceful celebrations were held July 28 after U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton halted key elements of Arizona’s immigration law, but that all changed the following day as protesters filled the streets, blocked roads and caused civil disobedience that got dozens arrested.

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Legal experts: Injunction likely to withstand challenges

Constitutional experts and immigration attorneys said it’s impossible to predict how the 9th Circuit will react to Arizona's appeal of Judge Susan Bolton's injunction on S1070. But Bolton’s 36-page order bolstered her reputation as a judge who puts a great deal of thought into her decisions, and the detailed analysis she gave for why she blocked portions of S1070 was an ominous sign for the law’s supporters.

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