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Gallardo & Quezada, Phoenix: HB 2261 is just bad public policy
Sun, Jan 12, 2014AZ Legislature
House Bill 2261, which created at-large seats for the Maricopa County Community College District Board, is unfair and unconstitutional. That is why we have challenged the legality of the 2010 law.

Tags: Arizona, House Bill 2261, Maricopa County Community College Distric Board

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Arizona lawsuit challenges college board-member law
Fri, Dec 27, 2013Civil Rights
Some Arizona Democratic political leaders have filed a lawsuit challenging a law that will expand the Maricopa County community-college board.But the point they hope to make with their court fight is more sweeping: Arizona will continue to discriminate against minority voters unless the federal government steps in to regulate the Read More

Tags: Arizona, Maricopa County, community-college board, 1965 Voting Rights Act

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Arizona Turns the Tide: Voters Demand the Recall of Russell Pearce
Thu, Jun 2, 2011Immigration
In a celebratory display of unprecedented organization, a bipartisan group of activists poured into the Arizona secretary of state's office yesterday with more than 18,300 signatures to demand the recall of State Senate president Russell Pearce.  You can follow this group on facebook.

Tags: Arizona, Russell Pearce, LD18, Maricopa County, Mesa

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Arizona helped deport thousands without new law
Wed, Jul 28, 2010Immigration
East Valley TribuneSuzanne Gamboa Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Without the benefit of their state's strict new immigration law, officers from a single Arizona county helped deport more than 26,000 immigrants from the U.S. through a federal-local partnership program that has been roundly criticized as fraught with problems.Statistics obtained by Read More

Tags: Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona, Deportation, ICE

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Romley reveals immigration plan
Sat, May 22, 2010Immigration
Arizona Republicby Michael KieferInterim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley will no longer charge illegal immigrants as co-conspirators to human smuggling, and his immigration plan does not include raiding businesses to make cases under Arizona's employer-sanctions law, he disclosed today.Instead, as Romley has hinted for weeks, he intends to focus on Read More

Tags: Rick Romley, Maricopa County, SB1070

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Immigration law enforcement funds to be cut
Thu, Jan 14, 2010AZ Legislature
Arizona RepublicBy Craig Harris Two Arizona legislators say money earmarked for enforcement of the state's 2-year-old employer-sanctions law will be drastically cut for fiscal 2010.As budget discussions resume at the Capitol, Senate Appropriations Chairman Russell Pearce and House Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh said Wednesday that Maricopa County's amount will be Read More

Tags: Russell Pearce, Employer sanctions law, Maricopa County

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Advocate strikes back on Arpaio crime sweeps
Sun, Jan 3, 2010Immigration
Arizona Republicby Daniel González Every time word spreads that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is conducting one of his controversial crime sweeps, Lydia Guzman drives to the scene to see for herself.The rumors often turn out to be false. But when they are true, Guzman, an advocate for immigrant and Read More

Tags: Joe Arpaio, Lydia Guzman, immigrant and civil rights, Maricopa County, Arizona

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Thomas: Probe 'pressure to drop charges'
Fri, Dec 25, 2009Pinal County
East Valley TribuneBy Bill BertolinoMaricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas filed two motions Thursday in the ongoing criminal cases involving county Supervisors Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox and Judge Gary Donahoe.One motion asks the court to conduct an inquiry to uncover what Thomas alleges is "an orchestrated campaign to pressure Read More

Tags: Jim Walsh, Andrew Thomas, Maricopa County, County Attorney

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Maricopa County's mental-health system failing
Sun, Aug 30, 2009Healthcare
Arizona RepublicBy Casey Newton Dennis Winters sits in his apartment clutching a teddy bear, something a psychiatrist gave him years ago to make him feel less lonely.Decades of punishing mental illness have often left Winters feeling lonely. Most days he watches television into the night and scribbles his thoughts into Read More

Tags: Maricopa County, Mental illness,

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Pinal sheriff: County won't do crime sweeps
Fri, Jul 31, 2009Pinal County
Arizona RepublicBy Lindsey CollumDon't look for crime-suppression sweeps in Pinal County anytime soon.Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said his deputies' participation in one of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's controversial operations is not a prelude of things to come.Babeu lent Arpaio all 10 of his federally trained deputies and detention Read More

Tags: Paul Babeu, Maricopa County, Crime sweeps

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