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Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio
Posted on 26 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Paul Ingram, Tucson Sentinel, Aug. 25, 2017 - "President Donald Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, allowing the former lawman to walk free despite facing sentencing for his conviction on criminal contempt charges... Read More

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Convicted of Criminal Contempt
Posted on 31 Jul 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Megan Cassidy, Arizona Republic, July 31, 2017 - "The immigration policies that elevated former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to fame were the same that would ultimately lead to his political demise, and now have convicted him of a federal crime. On Monday... Read More

Arpaio Raid Lawsuit Over, County to Pay Almost $1M in Fees, Costs
Posted on 2 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU Arizona, Feb. 1, 2018 - "The parties in a federal lawsuit challenging former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s workplace raids have reached an agreement to end the case. The final settlement provides, among other things, that previous... Read More

DOJ Reaches Settlement With Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County
Posted on 20 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced today that it has reached a partial settlement in its civil rights lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio. The settlement resolves... Read More

White House on Dismissal of Arpaio Lawsuit
Posted on 26 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz on D.C. District Court Ruling Dismissing Immigration Lawsuit - " Judge Howell’s decision today confirms what the Department of Justice and scholars throughout the country have been... Read More

CA9 on Arizona ID Theft Laws, Preemption: Puente Arizona v. Arpaio
Posted on 2 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Puente Arizona v. Arpaio, May 2, 2016 - "An immigrant advocacy organization, Puente Arizona, along with individual unauthorized aliens and taxpayers of Maricopa County (collectively “Puente”), challenge provisions of Arizona’s identity... Read More

Ninth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Profiling: Melendres II
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The panel affirmed in part and vacated in part the district court’s permanent injunction and remanded in an action against Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office alleging that defendants have a custom, policy... Read More

DC Circuit: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Lacks Standing to Sue Feds re DAPA
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Because Sheriff Arpaio’s allegations of causation and redressability rest on speculation beyond that permitted by our standing decisions, we affirm the district court’s dismissal of the complaint for want of Article III standing."... Read More

CA9: Ariz. Prop. 100 Unconstitutional - Lopez-Valenzuela v. Arpaio
Posted on 15 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Arizona law categorically forbids granting undocumented immigrants arrested for a wide range of felony offenses any form of bail or pretrial release, even if the particular arrestee is not a flight risk or dangerous. We must decide whether such... Read More

Court: Arpaio Lacks Standing to Sue Obama Over Immigration
Posted on 24 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The role of the Judiciary is to resolve cases and controversies properly brought by parties with a concrete and particularized injury — not to engage in policymaking better left to the political branches. The plaintiff’s case raises... Read More

Federal Judge Rebukes Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Posted on 26 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge strongly rebuked Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County and one of his chief deputies on Monday, saying that they had defied and even mocked the judge’s order last year to stop singling out Latinos during routine patrols, traffic... Read More

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Condemns Ending of DACA, Denounces Arpaio Pardon
Posted on 8 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCCR, Sept. 8, 2017 - "The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, disapproves of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision is a step backward for our country... Read More

Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio sued for shackling pregnant mom in labor
Posted on 22 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Though both the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have denounced the practice of shackling during childbirth, it's still legal in 36 states. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and the United... Read More

The Youngest Activist?
Posted on 30 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Katherine Figueroa was playing with her cousins one Saturday morning in the summer of 2009 when she overhead a news anchor say on television that the car wash where her parents worked had just been raided. The 9-year-old stopped playing and rushed... Read More

USA v. Arpaio - Shocking Allegations
Posted on 11 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From the lawsuit: "[A]n [Arpaio] officer stopped a Latina woman – a citizen of the United States and five months pregnant at the time – as she pulled into her driveway. After she exited her car, the officer then insisted that she sit... Read More