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Recap: Ninth Circuit Hears AZ Immigration Appeal
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by Michelle Olsen, Appellate Daily

This post first appeared on Appellate Daily . Today (Nov. 1), the Ninth Circuit heard Arizona's appeal related to its controversial immigration law, SB1070. C-SPAN video here . Judges Richard Paez , Carlos Bea , and John Noonan (senior status)... Read More

Arizona’s Classification of Noncitizens in Denying Drivers’ Licenses Federally Preempted
Posted on 21 Feb 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

Affirming the district court's summary judgment and permanent injunction order, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on February 2, 2017, that the federal government’s exclusive authority to classify noncitizens under... Read More

Arizona Immigration Measures Renew Debate
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Matthew Bender Editorial Staff

Arizona Governor Janice Brewer signed a controversial immigration bill into law on April 23, sparking a renewed interest in the immigration debate. President Obama was immediately critical of the legislation that, in his words, “threaten[s] to undermine... Read More

Julie Myers Wood: Flawed Analysis Blocks Parts of 2010 Arizona Immigration Law, S.B. 1070
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by Julie Myers Wood

By Julie Myers Wood, President Immigration and Customs Solutions, LLC Julie Myers Wood, former Assistant Secretary running U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, analyzes the U.S. District Court decision ( 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75558 ) enjoining... Read More

Daniel M. Kowalski: Key Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law Blocked
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by Daniel M. Kowalski

By Daniel M. Kowalski, Attorney, The Fowler Law Firm PC Daniel M. Kowalski discusses the July 28, 2010 decision by Judge Susan R. Bolton in United States v. Ariz., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75558 (D. Ariz. 2010) . Mr. Kowalski is an immigration lawyer with... Read More

9th Circuit Strikes Down Arizona’s Proposition 100, A Constitutional Amendment Denying Bail To Undocumented Immigrants
Posted on 21 Oct 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Arizona’s Proposition 100, which mandates that bail be denied for serious felony offenses as prescribed by the state legislature, if the person charged has entered or remained in the United States without documentation, was struck down on October... Read More

Judge Blocks 4 Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX -- A federal judge in Arizona on July 28 stopped four provisions of Arizona's new, controversial immigration law from going into effect ( United States of America v. State of Arizona, et al. , No. CV 10-1413-PHX-SRB, D. Ariz.). They are... Read More

U.S. High Court Hears Arguments On Arizona Statute On Hiring Of Illegal Aliens
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An Arizona statute that imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens must be ruled as invalid under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington argued Dec... Read More

Phoenix Suns To Be ‘Los Suns’ Tonight In Response To Immigration Law
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Reacting to Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, which takes effect in August, the Phoenix Suns will take the court tonight for Game Two of their NBA playoff matchup with the San Antonio Spurs wearing jerseys with their name in Spanish, CNN... Read More

Split U.S. High Court Upholds Arizona's Alien Employment Statute
Posted on 26 May 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An Arizona statute that imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens is not preempted by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled May 26 ( Chamber of Commerce... Read More

A Summary Of The Supreme Court's Ruling On The Legal Arizona Workers Act
Posted on 26 May 2011 by Molly J. Liskow

Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting , 563 U.S. ___ (May 26, 2011): The Legal Arizona Workers Act, requiring all Arizona employers to use E-Verify and suspending or revoking the business licenses of employers who knowingly or intentionally... Read More

State Immigration Laws May Never Be Constitutional
Posted on 16 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) Utah legislators passed an immigration law that they were confident wouldn't end up the same way Arizona's version did last year: tangled up in the courts. But 14 hours after Utah's law went into effect this week, it... Read More

Arizona Governor Countersues Federal Government
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday for failing to control Arizona's border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws, and for sticking the state with huge costs associated with jailing illegal immigrants who commit... 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