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Judge: 2 Hispanics Illegally Stopped In Arizona Raid
Posted on 27 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge ruled Monday that deputies violated the rights of two men who were detained during one of the workplace raids the Phoenix area's controversial sheriff uses to enforce immigration laws. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's... Read More

Seventh Lawsuit Filed Over Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 12 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A seventh challenge to Arizona's tough new immigration crackdown says training materials designed to teach police officers how to enforce the law give "vague and ill-defined factors" as reasons to question someone's legal... Read More

Ariz. Governor Creates Defense Fund For Immigration Law
Posted on 28 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is creating a legal defense fund for the state's tough new crackdown on illegal immigration. Brewer created the fund in an executive order signed Wednesday. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers . Read More

Arizona Files Appeal As Sheriff Launches New Sweep
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) The showdown over Arizona's immigration law played out in court and on Phoenix's sun-splashed streets on Thursday, as the state sought to reinstate key parts of the measure and angry protesters chanted that they refused to "live... Read More

High Court Weighs Arizona Employer Sanctions Law
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to sustain an Arizona law that threatens to take away the licenses of businesses that knowingly hire workers who are in the United States illegally. The justices heard arguments in a... Read More

Arizona City Joins Officer's Lawsuit Over Immigration Law
Posted on 2 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TUCSON, Ariz. - (AP) The city of Tucson has joined a lawsuit by one of its police officers to block Arizona's immigration enforcement law. The suit was filed in late April in U.S. District Court in Tucson on behalf of Tucson police officer Martin... Read More

Arizona Immigration Law Facing Referendum Drive, Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX – (AP) A referendum drive and a lawsuit have emerged as potential road blocks to Arizona's tough new law on illegal immigration that has thrust the state into the national spotlight. The legal action set to be filed Thursday in federal... Read More

Court Won't Lift Stay On Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal appeals court on Monday refused to lift a stay blocking major parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect and said the federal government is likely to be able to prove the controversial law is unconstitutional. The... Read More

Feds Sue To Block Arizona Illegal Immigrant Law
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and the state over the nation's... Read More

Another Challenge To Arizona Immigration Law Dismissed
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge in Phoenix has dismissed another challenge to Arizona's new immigration law. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Wednesday granted the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed in July by the League of United Latin... Read More

Arizona Gov. Opposes Mexico's Participation In Appeal
Posted on 7 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is opposing a court ruling that lets other countries file a friend-of-the-court brief in her appeal of a decision that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Mexico and 10 other Latin American... Read More

2 Arizona City Councils Vote To Sue Over Immigration Law
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – (AP) The Tucson and Flagstaff city councils voted Tuesday to sue Arizona over its tough new immigration law, citing concerns about enforcement costs and negative effects on the state's tourism industry. They are the first... Read More

11 Countries Seek Voice In Arizona Immigration Appeal
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want a federal appeals court to consider their viewpoints in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of her state's new immigration law on hold. The countries are... Read More

Cases Lining Up To Challenge Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge is holding hearings on a parade of legal challenges to Arizona's immigration enforcement law, but resolving the seven cases filed so far could keep the court busy for years. Two of the cases were set to go before U.S... Read More

Court To Hear Arizona Immigration Appeal Nov. 1
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal appeals court says it will hear arguments Nov. 1 in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco... Read More