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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

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

Judge: Arizona Green Party Candidates To Stay On Ballot
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Nine disputed Arizona Green Party nominees, labeled "sham candidates" because they were allegedly recruited by Republicans to siphon away support for Democrats, can stay on the November ballot, a federal judge ruled late Thursday... 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

Ariz. County To Pay $2M To La. Man Shot In Eye
Posted on 5 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) An Arizona county will pay $2 million to a Louisiana man who claims he was shot in the eye in a road rage incident involving two of the county's deputies who were working in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The Maricopa... 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

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