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Judge Advances Civil Rights Groups' SB 1070 Lawsuit

Judge Advances Civil Rights Groups’ SB 1070 Lawsuit

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2010, 4:55PM

They clear an important legal hurdle in one of five suits challenging the law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Florida's McCollum Wants SB 1070 For His State

Florida’s McCollum Wants SB 1070 For His State

by Julianne Hing on August 12 2010, 4:29PM

Arizona lawmakers would be jealous, he says.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, Politics

What Prop 8 And SB 1070 Have In Common

What Prop 8 And SB 1070 Have In Common

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 9 2010, 5:04PM

New America Media gets at the power of the true power of the law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration, Prop 8

Dispatch from Arizona: Life Without Sanctuary

Dispatch from Arizona: Life Without Sanctuary

by Aarti Shahani on August 9 2010, 12:15PM

In the freak show that is Arizona politics, it’s hard to remember that real people live here. Their lives just keep getting harder.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Dispatches, Immigration, Joe Arpaio

Brewer Appeals Injunction Ruling

Brewer Appeals Injunction Ruling

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2010, 7:22PM

The Arizona governor wants the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to let the whole law go into effect while the lawsuits get resolved.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

What's Next for Arizona's SB 1070?

What’s Next for Arizona’s SB 1070?

by Julianne Hing on July 29 2010, 1:58PM

Activists storm the state as lawyers hunker down for a long fight.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

A Breakdown of Legal Challenges to SB 1070 Infographic

A Breakdown of Legal Challenges to SB 1070

by Hatty Lee on July 28 2010, 2:47PM

Graphing the seven lawsuits challenging Arizona’s anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Federal Judge Blocks Portions of SB 1070

Federal Judge Blocks Portions of SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2010, 2:03PM

Ruling comes just hours before the law was to take effect tomorrow.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070

In Arizona, Feds Are Fighting a Monster They Built

In Arizona, Feds Are Fighting a Monster They Built

by Aarti Shahani on July 26 2010, 4:07PM

The federal judge weighing SB 1070 zeroed in a question the feds can’t answer: How does the law depart from the course Washington has already set.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

SB 1070 Hearings Suggest Portions of the Law Will Stand

SB 1070 Hearings Suggest Portions of the Law Will Stand

by Julianne Hing on July 23 2010, 11:30AM

The federal judge has indicated that if she does allow an injunction, it will be for certain sections and not the entire anti-immigrant law.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Justice Department Asks Judge to Block SB 1070 Today

Justice Department Asks Judge to Block SB 1070 Today

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2010, 12:23PM

DOJ and advocates have to prove the law would do irreparable harm if allowed to take effect.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Jan Brewer's $1 Million Legal Defense Fund for SB 1070

Jan Brewer’s $1 Million Legal Defense Fund for SB 1070

by Julianne Hing on July 21 2010, 12:27PM

Arizona’s collecting money from all over the country to pay for its $450 an hour private attorney.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don't Expect a Simple Ruling

Is SB 1070 Constitutional? Don’t Expect a Simple Ruling

by Daisy Hernandez on July 15 2010, 7:14PM

There are more devilish details to sort out than you think.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Legal Challenge to SB 1070 Enters the Courtroom

Legal Challenge to SB 1070 Enters the Courtroom

by Julianne Hing on July 15 2010, 4:48PM

This morning, a federal judge in Phoenix heard arguments over whether Arizona’s SB 1070 should be blocked before July 29, when it is scheduled to go into effect. SB 1070 makes it a state crime to be undocumented in Arizona,…

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070

Feds Sue Arizona Over SB 1070

Feds Sue Arizona Over SB 1070

by Daisy Hernandez on July 6 2010, 8:21PM

The Justice Department argues only the feds can regulate immigration. Except, of course, in the case of all the federal policies that already hand that power to states.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Arizona Dems Parrot Border Violence Lie

Arizona Dems Parrot Border Violence Lie

by Jamilah King on July 6 2010, 2:32PM

“Less talk, more action.” That can pretty much sum up reactions on all sides to President Obama’s speech last week on immigration reform. But as the Department of Justice gears up for its lawsuit against Arizona for the state’s imposition…

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Mapping the Spread of SB 1070 Infographic

Mapping the Spread of SB 1070

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 24 2010, 3:50PM

ColorLines is tracking state legislative efforts to mirror Arizona’s law empowering cops to search anyone they suspect to be undocumented. Check out our map of bills and proposals.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Here's How Arizona May Target Children of Immigrants

Here’s How Arizona May Target Children of Immigrants

by Daisy Hernandez on June 15 2010, 8:05PM

Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce confirmed his next legislative target: kids. And he’s busy charting his way around the 14th amendment.

Topics: 14th Amendment, Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

The Border Violence Lie Infographic

The Border Violence Lie

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on June 14 2010, 12:00PM

Politicos justify our increasingly militarized southern border by pointing to public safety. But the only violent spike on record is the death of unarmed civilians.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration

Latinos Leave Arizona in Droves

Latinos Leave Arizona in Droves

by Jamilah King on June 9 2010, 2:33PM

If the understated intention of Arizona’s new immigration law was to maintain the state’s white majority, it appears to be working.

Topics: Arizona's SB 1070, Immigration