american civil liberties

Nov 6, 2013

Border Patrol rejects curbs on force

SAN DIEGO (AP) ai??i?? Border Patrol agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commissioned review to end the practice.

Oct 21, 2013

Marital benefits

Gay marriage would bring stability to gay families, prosperity to Arizona, proponents say

Oct 18, 2013

Federal budget deal includes wildfire funds, border guarantees

Tucked inside the bill that reopened the federal government late Wednesday night was language guaranteeing that border-security measures, specifically radar surveillance blimps, would continue to be funded into 2014.

Oct 18, 2013

$7.3M in fees sought in Arizona sheriff profile case

Attorneys who won a racial-profiling lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office are asking a judge to order that the county pay them $7.3 million in fees.

Oct 9, 2013

ACLU files complaint against Border Patrol in Arizona

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a federal government probe into allegations of constitutional rights violations by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona.

Oct 4, 2013

Order of monitor for sheriff’s department draws criticism

After a federal judge ordered that a monitor guard against racial profiling by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Denise Velez showed up with a handful of demonstrators Thursday to fill out a tongue-in-cheek application to “babysit” Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Sep 20, 2013

Capitol Quotes: September 20, 2013

This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene.

May 16, 2013

Court denies injunction against Brewer’s driver’s license order

A federal judge has rejected an activist group’s request for an injunction against Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order denying drivers’ licenses to young illegal immigrants who are allowed, under a federal program, to stay in the country.

In testimony to a House committee in July, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended her department’s policy to exercise “discretion” when deciding whether to deport younger, low-risk undocumented immigrants. (Cronkite News Service photo by Meghan McCarthy)
Feb 5, 2013

Few Arizonans applying for deferred deportation program

Only 14,069 of the estimated 80,000 Arizonans eligible for deferred deportation had applied for the federal program through its first six months, a rate much lower than the nation as a whole.