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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

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Health Care Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX – (AP) Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill giving her authority to skirt the state's Democratic attorney general and file a lawsuit challenging federal health care legislation. Brewer signed the legislation Thursday... 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

Supreme Court OKs Arizona's Tax Break For Private Schools
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A Supreme Court divided along ideological lines said Monday that ordinary taxpayers cannot challenge government programs that use tax breaks to direct money to religious activities. The court ruled 5-4 in favor of an Arizona scholarship... 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

Supreme Court Sustains Arizona Employer Sanctions Law
Posted on 26 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court upheld an Arizona law Thursday that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally, rejecting arguments that states have no role in immigration matters. By a 5-3 vote, the court... 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

Settlement Ends Arizona Sweat Lodge Lawsuit
Posted on 18 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - (AP) The owners of an Arizona retreat where a self-help author's sweat lodge ceremony turned deadly have settled a lawsuit with the victims' families and seven participants. A judge still must approve the confidential agreement... Read More