Few public acts by Governor Jan Brewer have been so odious, so hateful and so obviously unfair as her executive order denying driver's licenses to those young men and women, brought here as children, who benefit from President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
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It may not come as a surprise, but Governor Jan Brewer's order barring participants in the Obama Administration's deferred-action program from getting driver's licenses has earned her a lawsuit from the ACLU and other civil-rights organizations.See also:-Jan Brewer to DREAMers: State Laws Bar You fr ... More >>
See also: SB 1070, SCOTUS, Friendly House, and a Ray of HopeSee also: SB 1070: Supreme Court Upholds "Papers Please" Section, Invalidates OthersSee also: The Supreme Court's 1070 Ruling Is No Win for Teabaggers
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In April, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a portion of Arizona's voter-approved voter-ID law, intended to keep non-citizens from voting.Because of that ruling, Arizona was supposed to stop enforcing the law.But a new order by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy permits the ... More >>
U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow
U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow set up Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a knockout in his latest ruling on a racial-profiling lawsuit.Snow's ruling (see below) in the Melendres Vs. Arpaio case eviscerates the sheriff's office for its record-shreddin ... More >>
Image: Ray SternLawyer Stanley Young, (left), said he was "encouraged" by a judge's comments in today's hearing on a racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Next to Young is Dan Pochoda of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona.
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If there were Black Hole of Calcutta for bad sheriffs, is there any doubt that Joe Arpaio would be in it? Arpaio, the biggest un-indicted criminal in Arizona, is responsible for so much malfeasance, illegal activity and human misery, that his Teflon Don persona continues to amaze, even as the n ... More >>
Reza's false arrest: Not big enough for the Republic?Though the false collar of Phoenix's best known civil rights leader by a goon squad of sheriff's deputies has rated only begrudging coverage in the Arizona Republic, the New York Times evidently thinks the incident significant enough to condemn.In ... More >>
from ACLU.orgThe ACLU started the legal war against SB 1070 in earnest todayAs it had announced it would do last week, the ACLU along with several other groups filed suit in federal court today, seeking to have Arizona's "papers please" legislation enjoined before it's scheduled to take effect by th ... More >>
President Obama: SB 1070 is an irresponsible billPresident Barack Obama unloaded on Arizona today, blasting state Senator Russell Pearce's bigot bill SB 1070 as "misguided" and irresponsible during a naturalization ceremony in the White House Rose Garden for 24 active-duty service members.But he did ... More >>
Nixon redux: Document shredding, deleted e-mails. What's next, secret tapes?In a stunning revelation recently made public as part of the ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an MCSO sergeant has admitted that the departmen ... More >>
Torturer with a badge? You don't have to convince us...An opinion piece published yesterday on National Public Radio's Web site, written by Hector Sanchez, Director of Policy and Research for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, calls Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio "a ... More >>
Was Judge Murguia intimated by subpoenas to her sister?
Apparently, not even a federal judge and her family are free from the intimidation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his law dogs. I've now learned that Judge Mary Murguia's July 15 order recusing herself in the big Mele ... More >>