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The Court, the Constitution and the 2012 Campaign: Act III

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court turns its attention this week to the emotional subject of immigration controls. At issue is the constitutionality of a 2010 Arizona law so widely known that its very title -- S.B. 1070 -- seems enough to start a political argument.

Mike Sacks

Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law Arriving At Supreme Court This Week | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the federal government's challenge to the Grand Canyon state's contro...

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Decide And So Will We

Eliseo Medina | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

For two years, we have been living with the consequences of racial profiling state laws that violate our basic human and civil rights. But these mean-spirited laws that threaten the rights of citizens and immigrants will not be the last word.

Romney Meant Arizona Was 'Model' For E-Verify, Not S.B. 1070

Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign reiterated on Thursday that the candidate had never endorsed Arizona's contested immigration law, noting that he m...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Backs Away From Arizona Immigration Law Author | Elise Foley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kansas secretary of state and anti-undocumented immigration hawk Kris Kobach has said he's an adviser for the Mitt Romney campaign. T...

With SB 1070 on Deck, Supreme Court Decision Will Be a Game-Changer

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.03.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Once again, we find ourselves in a battle that hinges on the decision of the Supreme Court. And once again, we find ourselves in a battle that the Latino community cannot afford to lose.

Will Mississippi Choose the Higher Road or Follow Down a Misguided Path?

Elena Lacayo | Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Elena Lacayo

We need to stand strong with our brothers and sisters and show Alabama, Mississippi, and every other state that Americans will not stand for laws that trample on liberty and justice for all.

Elise Foley

Arizona Immigration Law 'Unconstitutional,' Opponents Tell Supreme Court | Elise Foley | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the Supreme Court justices took up health care, opponents of Arizona's extreme immigration law looked ahead. Eleven attorneys ...

Russell Pearce Announces Run For State Senate After Recall

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Several months after an embarrassing recall and defeat by another Republican, former Arizona state Senate President Russell Pearce is giving elected o...

Senator Rubio, Time is Running Out

Arturo Carmona | Posted 05.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

As divisive, discriminatory and anti-immigrant (inherently anti-American) policies continue to tear at our communities, our schools, and our business community, there comes a point when our leaders must stand up and say enough is enough.

Obama's Push to Paint Arizona Blue

Maribel Hastings | Posted 05.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

If more Latinos register, more will vote. In places like Arizona and Nevada, where Latinos lean Democratic, Barreto concluded, adding more voters to the rolls will pay enormous dividends for Democrats.

In Arizona, Turning Outrage Into Political Power

Maribel Hastings | Posted 04.29.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

The ONE Arizona coalition, made up of eleven nonpartisan organizations dedicated to voter registration, education and mobilization, trains young Latino citizens who aspire to hold public office.

Zach Carter

Jan Brewer Defends Immigration Crackdown, Says Mexico 'Controlled By Drug Cartels' | Zach Carter | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

During a Sunday appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press," Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer defended her state's crackdown on immigration as a necessary response to...

Michael McAuliff

Sen. Chuck Schumer Invites Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer To Testify | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The day before the Supreme Court hears arguments on Arizona's harsh immigration law this spring, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants Arizo...

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Sets Arizona Immigration Law's Oral Argument For April | Mike Sacks | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear oral arguments over Arizona's controversial immigration law on April 25, the Court's final day of...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Endorsed By Architect Of Arizona Immigration Law | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced on Wednesday an endorsement from Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who helped wr...

Political Trouble Ahead for the Supreme Court

Lyle Denniston | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Politics and judging are supposed to be done in different worlds, in America's constitutional scheme. But when the public finds them mixing, that can make trouble.

Arizona Memo to Journalists / Editors on Immigration: Drop the I-Word.

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.11.2012 | Media
Jeff Biggers

It's time for the AP -- and all journalists and editors -- to drop the "I-word" and find a decent and more accurate way of framing immigration matters.

Elise Foley

Repeal Parts Of State Immigration Law: Alabama AG | Elise Foley | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

As Alabama Democrats gather support for a full repeal of the state's immigration law, the Republican attorney general called on Tuesday for state legi...

Arizona Needs a "Scrooge" Sheriff without the "Bah, Humbug"!

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.03.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Change is in the air however, much to the chagrin of Joe Arpaio and his remaining allies. Not until now has Arpaio faced such a battle to retain his position as Sheriff.

Elise Foley

Pollster: Republicans Should 'Shut Up' On Immigration If They Want To Win Latino Voters | Elise Foley | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans could be hurting their general election chances by calling for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants and vowing not t...

A New Day in Arizona

Voto Latino | Posted 01.16.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

While there were many other elections taking place across the Valley that day, these three contests were 'game-changers.

Arizona Topples Senate President Russell Pearce, SB 1070 Immigration Law Architect, in Historic Recall Vote

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

In a stunning blow to the Tea Party movement, a huge turnout in Mesa's conservative LD 18 overwhelmingly voted out Arizona's hardline State Senate President Russell Pearce in a historic recall election today.

Elise Foley

Arizona Immigration Law Mastermind Goes Down In Recall Fight | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

State Sen. Russell Pearce, the controversial architect of Arizona's immigration law, was voted out of office on Tuesday evening in a special recall el...

Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Architect Caught In Tight Recall Election

Mother Jones | Adam Serwer | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Republican Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, the architect of the state's draconian anti-immigrantion law, may lose his seat in tomorrow's recall ele...