Arizona's 2005 Human-Smuggling Law Struck Down in Federal Court: Read Ruling Here

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Arizona's 2005 law that makes smuggling undocumented immigrants a state crime has been struck down by a federal judge.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton declared that the law was "preempted by federal law and is permanently enjoined" in an order released late Friday.

Bolton's order has the effect of striking down both the 2005 law and its updated version found in the controversial state Senate Bill 1070 anti-illegal-immigrant law, which has already been decimated in federal court. Her action comes down on the side of the United States' general legal attack on SB 1070 and its conflict with federal immigration law.

The ruling comes nine years too late to prevent the turmoil and wasted resources that came from the 2005 law's use and abuse as a political tool by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Groups Launch "Arizona Freedom Summer," Campaign to Get Out the Latino Vote

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Mireya Reith, Arkansas United Community Coalition executive director, addresses the crowd at the launch of Arizona Freedom Summer, a campaign to get out the Latino vote.

A coalition of immigrant rights groups held a press conference this morning to announce the launch of "Arizona Freedom Summer," a campaign to get out the Latino vote in this fall's elections.

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SB 1070 Harboring Provision Won't Be Restored by U.S. Supreme Court

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Jeff Kubina

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Arizona's appeal of a lower court's decision that blocked a provision of Senate Bill 1070.

Despite the high court's big 2012 ruling on SB 1070, several provisions of the law weren't at issue in that case, and the American Civil Liberties Union and others have since been fighting court battles involving those other provisions. In this case, the harboring provision of SB 1070 has been defeated.

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SB 1070's "Papers Please" Section Now in Effect

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Police will also be dressing like Storm Troopers.
U.S. District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton has lifted the injunction on Senate Bill 1070's "papers please" provision, which allows cops to begin enforcing that section immediately.

This move was pretty much expected, as Bolton signaled her intent to release the injunction a few weeks ago, as she noted that the Supreme Court declared that the section might be constitutional.

See also:
-SB 1070's "Papers Please" Section Can Go Into Effect, Judge Rules
-The Supreme Court's 1070 Ruling Is No Win for Teabaggers
-Will Judge Susan Bolton Block 1070's "Papers Please" Section?
-SB 1070 Oral Arguments on "Papers Please" Section Scheduled for August 21
-ACLU Seeks New Injunction on "Papers Please" Portion of SB 1070
-SB 1070, SCOTUS, Friendly House, and a Ray of Hope

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Agrees With Supreme Court Ruling on SB 1070

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See also: The Supreme Court's 1070 Ruling Is No Win for Teabaggers
See also:SB 1070: Supreme Court Upholds "Papers Please" Section, Invalidates Others
See also: Opponents of Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law Proclaim Fight is Not Over
See also: SB 1070: 10 Memorable Moments in Law's History
See also: SB 1070 Fuels a Movement of New Voters

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on SB 1070 yesterday, which removed three of the four tested provisions of the Arizona law.

The court removed its injunction on Section 2(b) of the law -- commonly referred to as the "papers please" provision -- which the Supreme Court questioned, but upheld. The appeals court accepted the Supreme Court's decision to allow the provision to face more scrutiny in lower courts.

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Jan Brewer Even Dumped on by Fox News Hosts for Declaring "Victory" in SB 1070 Ruling

When Governor Jan Brewer's being dumped on by her compadres at Fox News for something, it would seem to be an indication that she may not have the brightest idea about what's going on.

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SB 1070: 10 Memorable Moments in Law's History

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Today's ruling by the Supreme Court that some of Senate Bill 1070 is constitutional and some of it isn't marks the end of the latest chapter in the law's history.

Since being introduced to the Senate on January 13, 2010, SB 1070 has contributed to mass protests, lawsuits, boycotts, and even a successful recall election.

We'll recount 10 of the most memorable moments in the law's history below:

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SB 1070 Challenge by Friendly House to Proceed; Arizona's Motions to Dismiss Are Denied

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U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has denied the state of Arizona's motions to dismiss a legal challenge to SB 1070 by Friendly House, a social-service agency for immigrants.

The Friendly House lawsuit is a separate action from the challenge to SB 1070 by the U.S. Justice Department being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, and seeks certification as a class-action to prevent discrimination against Hispanics.

Lawyers for the state of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer had argued that the plaintiffs, including a pastor whose church provides food and shelter to illegal immigrants, don't have standing in the case.

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Did Supreme Court Arguments Change Your Mind About SB 1070 Surviving the Supreme Court?

SB 1070 got its (nth) day in court yesterday, with oral arguments being heard over the immigration law in the highest court of the land.

Check out Stephen Lemons' analysis on the fate of 1070.

The last time we polled our readers about what the Supreme Court would do with the law, nearly one-third said it would be upheld in part, half said it would go straight in the garbage, and less than 20 percent said SB 1070 as a whole will be the law of the land in Arizona.

Given the fact that we now know what grounds the law was argued on, let's try this one again.

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Will SB 1070 Survive the Supreme Court?

The future of Arizona (and immigration laws across the country) is in the hands of these costumed folks.
Senate Bill 1070 is due to be heard in the Supreme Court this week, as the oral arguments are scheduled for Wednesday.

Today's the second anniversary of the immigration bill being signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer, and since then -- or even before that -- everyone's developed an opinion on 1070.

The basic issue with the law is whether Arizona can is allowed to take federal immigration law into its own hands, which the Supremes will have to figure out.

Since lower courts have prevented certain aspects of the law from taking effect, it's still possible that 1070 as passed in 2010 becomes the law of the land, completely thrown in the garbage, or approved in pieces.

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