Arizona

ACLU uses profiling charges against police to target Arizona’s illegal immigrant law

In a coordinated legal blitz against one of the nation’s toughest anti-immigration statutes, the ACLU of Arizona last week accused the Tucson Police Department of violating protections included in the law, arguing that officers last…

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes Senate Bill 1062

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer silenced the vitriolic outcry over Senate Bill 1062 with a veto early Wednesday evening, eliciting relief from opponents who said it would lead to discrimination and hurt the state’s economy and…

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NFL could pull Super Bowl if Arizona religious rights bill passes

Call it what you want — anti-gay or religious rights — but if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs a controversial bill, you might not be calling Arizona the home of the 2015 Super Bowl.
The…

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Arizona bill letting businesses deny service for religious reasons sparks heated debate

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is facing pressure from both sides of a heated debate over religious rights, as she weighs whether to sign a bill that would legally protect businesses that deny services to customers…

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Arizona GOP censures John McCain for supporting issues ‘associated with liberal Democrats’

PHOENIX — The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative.
The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting…

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Arizona Sheriff: Inmates who defaced flags to get only bread and water

PHOENIX — Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County said inmates who defaced American flags in their cells will be fed only bread and water for a week.
The flags were placed in cells in…

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio mulls run for Arizona governor

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the law enforcement local known nationwide for his tough treatment of inmates and illegals alike, said that he’s mulling a run for governor of Arizona.
The Elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio…

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Supreme Court blocks Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban

The Supreme Court on Monday blocked Arizona from enforcing a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, in…

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Feds stiff Arizona border town for ambulance costs for immigrants

NOGALES, Ariz. — Many communities across the U.S. have problems getting reimbursed for sending ambulances to pick up patients, but for one community along the U.S.-Mexico border, the delinquent party is the federal government, which…

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Official Arizona GOP Body Passes Formal Rebuke of John McCain

The Legislative District 26 Republican Party in Arizona has passed a formal rebuke of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for abdicating GOP principles in helping Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) secure votes to approve…

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Crowd at McCain town hall opposes Syria action

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain faced a tough crowd largely opposed to military action in Syria during a town hall meeting Thursday in Phoenix.
The Republican senator repeatedly told about 150 constituents at…

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Kansas and Arizona file suit to change voting laws

Kansas and Arizona filed a joint lawsuit against the federal government Wednesday over requirements needed to register to vote.
The lawsuit demands that the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission modify the federal voter registration form in…

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McCain: Review Ariz. ‘stand your ground’ laws

Arizona Sen. John McCain says his home state should review its “stand-your-ground” law in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
The Republican senator said he trusted…

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