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

Ashley Cusick
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.

More »

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

Categories: SB1070
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.

More »

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

Categories: SB1070
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

More »

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

Categories: SB1070

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.

More »

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.

More »

SB 1070: 10 Memorable Moments in Law's History

Categories: SB1070
Photo by Stephen Lemons
Also Read:
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:

More »

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

Categories: SB1070

friendly house 1.JPG

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.

More »

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.

More »

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.

More »

Dennis DeConcini to Join Steve Gallardo and Russell Pearce at SB 1070 Hearing

Categories: SB1070
Dennis DeConcini
Former Democratic U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini -- who's currently on the Arizona Board of Regents -- has been added to the roster of witnesses for next week's Senate immigration subcommittee hearing on Arizona's Senate Bill 1070.

​New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, the chair of that subcommittee, initially tried to peg Governor Jan Brewer for the hearing, but had to resort to recalled Senate President Russell Pearce as a replacement after the governor refused.

Schumer's office announced yesterday that Democratic state Senator Steve Gallardo will also be testifying.

Schumer didn't add much commentary in his office's announcement on the addition of DeConcini, aside from that the ex-Senator publicly called for a repeal of 1070.

Still, DeConcini -- who turns 75 years old next month -- isn't exactly the same breed of lefty Gallardo is.

More »

Now Trending

From the Vault