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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

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

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

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

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

11 Countries Seek Voice In Arizona Immigration Appeal
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Mexico and 10 other Latin American countries want a federal appeals court to consider their viewpoints in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of her state's new immigration law on hold. The countries are... Read More

Cases Lining Up To Challenge Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal judge is holding hearings on a parade of legal challenges to Arizona's immigration enforcement law, but resolving the seven cases filed so far could keep the court busy for years. Two of the cases were set to go before U.S... Read More

Court To Hear Arizona Immigration Appeal Nov. 1
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal appeals court says it will hear arguments Nov. 1 in Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that put parts of the state's new immigration law on hold. Brewer asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco... 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