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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

Groups Sue To Block Alabama Illegal Immigration Law
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - (AP) Civil rights groups sued Friday in federal court to block Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, which supporters and opponents have called the strictest measure of its kind in the nation. The lawsuit , filed... Read More

Appeal Pending, Arizona Shelves Idea Of Changing Immigration Law
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Arizona legislators are setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer's suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state's controversial immigration law. Brewer on July 30 floated the idea of making "tweaks" to the law shortly... 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

U.S. Border Agent Named In Lawsuit Over Mexican Teen's Death
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

EL PASO, Texas - (AP) The family of a 15-year-old Mexican boy fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent is now naming the officer as part of its lawsuit against the federal government, a family lawyer said Friday. Bob Hilliard told the The Associated... 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

Court Upholds In-State Tuition For Some Immigrants
Posted on 16 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that some illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities. While the ruling applies only to California... Read More