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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

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

2 Arizona City Councils Vote To Sue Over Immigration Law
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – (AP) The Tucson and Flagstaff city councils voted Tuesday to sue Arizona over its tough new immigration law, citing concerns about enforcement costs and negative effects on the state's tourism industry. They are the first... Read More

Feds Oppose Merger Of Immigration Law Challenges
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department oppose a request to merge their challenge to the new Arizona immigration law with a lawsuit by a police officer who also is seeking to overturn the law. The federal lawyers oppose Phoenix police Officer... Read More

Arizona Sheriff Defends Immigration Law
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - (AP) An Arizona sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration defended his state's new immigration-enforcement law Tuesday as he stumped for the Kansas secretary of state candidate who helped write it. Maricopa County... 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

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