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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

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

Arizona Judge: Dreamers Entitled to In-State Tuition
Posted on 6 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Saying that federal law determines who is here legally, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that "dreamers'' are entitled to the same tuition rates as other Arizona residents. Judge Arthur Anderson rejected arguments... Read More

Posted on 8 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The state court considering an unusual case in which Arizona is suing one of its own community college districts for recognizing that Arizonans should be treated equally, has granted MALDEF's motion to intervene to represent Deferred Action... Read More

Arizona Federal Court Enjoins Maricopa County's Use of I-9 Forms in State Prosecutions (Law360)
Posted on 30 Mar 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Kelcee Griffis, Law360, Mar. 29, 2017 - "An Arizona federal judge has permanently barred the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from using documents submitted by employees solely for use in I-9 employment authorization checks to conduct criminal... Read More

Judge Orders Monitor Appointed to Oversee Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Posted on 3 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a monitor be appointed to oversee the work of hardline Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to ensure that his officers no longer use racial profiling in stops of Latino drivers in a crackdown on illegal immigration. ... 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

In Arpaio's Arizona, They Fought Back
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Many Latinos surely avoid any contact with the sheriff and his deputies. But Maricopa is also home to a brave corps of people who have tirelessly and stubbornly resisted the sheriff’s campaign of fear. They are a diverse group — Latinos... Read More