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AP: $500,000 Donated To Arizona To Defend Immigration Law
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Retirees and other residents from all over the country were among those who donated nearly $500,000 to help Arizona defend its immigration enforcement law, with most chipping in $100 or less, according to an analysis of documents obtained... Read More

Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge stepped into the fight over Arizona's immigration law at the last minute Wednesday, blocking the heart of the measure and defusing a confrontation between police and thousands of activists that had been building for... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Utah Immigration Law
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Utah immigration law that would have allowed police to check the citizenship status of anyone they arrest, citing its similarities to the most controversial parts of an Arizona law that seems... Read More

Lawsuits Target Arizona Immigration Law Amid Calls For Boycotts
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX – (AP) A backlash against a new Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration is broadening from the political arena to sports and entertainment as opponents filed lawsuits, singers denounced the measure and protesters gathered at an... Read More

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and... Read More

Immigration Law To Get First Major Court Hearing
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday over whether Arizona's new immigration law should take effect later this month, marking the first major hearing in one of seven challenges to the strict law. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Arizona Governor Files Brief In Immigration Battle
Posted on 29 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Gov. Jan Brewer's lawyers on Thursday filed the first brief in their appeal of a ruling that put the most controversial elements of Arizona's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San... Read More

Judge In Arizona Case Well-Versed In Immigration
Posted on 20 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) The federal judge who will decide whether to block Arizona's sweeping new immigration law has dealt with the realities of the state's porous border for nearly 10 years. Susan Bolton sentenced a Mexican smuggler to 16 years in prison... Read More

Bill Would Shield Cities, States Over Immigration Laws
Posted on 16 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA Neb. - (AP) U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns introduced a bill Thursday that would require the federal government to pay attorney and court costs if it loses a lawsuit filed against states or local governments over locally passed immigration laws. The Nebraska... Read More

Lawsuits Expected Over Arizona Illegal Immigrant Law
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX – (AP) The debate over Arizona's new illegal immigrant law promises to move from protest lines and talk shows to the courtroom, where a judge could be asked to decide whether the state can enforce laws that until now had been the federal... Read More

Official: Mayor Can’t Challenge Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX – (AP) A proposed legal challenge to Arizona's new immigration law took a hit Monday when the Phoenix city attorney said Mayor Phil Gordon doesn't have the power to target the law without the support of the City Council. Gordon was... Read More

Arizona Judge Raises The Realities Of Porous Border
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) The judge who will decide whether Arizona's new immigration law is constitutional hasn't indicated whether she'll put the statute on hold before it takes effect next week and had some pointed questions Thursday for challengers... Read More

Arizona Preparing Appeal Of Immigration Ruling
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Opponents of Arizona's immigration crackdown went ahead with protests Thursday despite a judge's ruling that delayed enforcement of most the law, and dozens of people in Phoenix were arrested after peacefully confronting officers... Read More

Arizona Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit Over Immigration Law
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's office has filed a motion to dismiss another lawsuit that seeks to overturn the state's new immigration law. Brewer says the legal papers filed by her defense team Friday evening asks a federal judge to... 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