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Maricopa County Settles Some Of Arpaio Lawsuit, But He’s Still Going To Trial For His Worst Offenses

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has voted to settle portions of a lawsuit the Department of Justice brought against Sheriff Joe Arpaio — but he shouldn’t breathe easy just yet. The Board didn’t cover the worst of Arpaio’s offenses, which is that his department regularly “racially profiled Latinos in its regular traffic and immigration … Continue reading »

Arizona GOP Senator Flake Calls On AZ GOP To Withdraw Sponsorship Of Trump-Arpaio Event

With praise from Jan Brewer tucked in his Made-In-Mexico pocket, Donald Trump is trekking to Arizona for a rally with Sheriff Joe Arpaio tomorrow — and at least one prominent Arizona Republican is already dreading what is sure to become an immigrant-bashing-palooza. GOP Senator Jeff Flake, who as a member of the Gang of Eight … Continue reading »

Is Sheriff Joe Arpaio On His Way Out? Sure Looks That Way

Facing Contempt Charges, Arpaio’s Latest Legal Battle Might Just Do Him In  The controversial reign of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona may be nearing an end. In 2011, Arpaio was ordered to halt his department’s immigration sweeps by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow because the raids were based on racial profiling. Now it’s clear that … Continue reading »

Five Years After SB 1070, Arizona Immigrant Community Marks Victories And Arpaio Is On Trial For Contempt

On April 23, 2010, former Governor Jan Brewer signed into law SB 1070, one of the nation’s toughest and most controversial pieces of legislation regarding immigration enforcement. Five years later, Arizona remains at the epicenter of the immigrant rights debate. Yesterday, on the fifth anniversary of the enactment of SB 10170, Arizona activists took to … Continue reading »

Judge To Sheriff Joe: Pay Up

The bad news keeps coming for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. For a while, America’s Most Expensive Sheriff probably assumed he’d be able to stick the taxpayer with the hundreds of thousands of dollars he’s been ordered to pay up after admitting his department violated federal court orders by racially-profiling Latinos. But U.S. District Court Judge G. … Continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio to Face Contempt of Court Proceeding

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has finally done it.  He’s provoked a federal judge into initiating a contempt of court proceeding against him, which will begin in April. Recap: last year, federal judge Murray Snow found Arpaio and his department guilty of racially profiling Latinos, and ordered mandatory reforms to prevent similar discriminatory behavior in the future.  Arpaio … Continue reading »

Federal Judge Halts Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Worksite Raids

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has not been having a good time in court lately.  Not only is he in serious trouble with the law himself at home in Arizona, but his lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action was tossed out two days before Christmas.  And now, yet another federal judge has issued an injunction halting workplace raids, one of … Continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Lawsuit Against Executive Action Thrown Out of Court

It’s a victory for the immigration reform movement — and one more loss for Larry Klayman‘s terrible record.  From Politico: President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration survived their first major court test Tuesday, when a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit claiming the president exceeded his constitutional power. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell dismissed a challenge … Continue reading »

AZ DREAMers Already Lining Up for Driver's Licenses, While Arpaio is in DC Petitioning for Deportations

Sheriff Joe Arpaio today is asking a federal judge to suspend President Obama’s executive action until a court ruling can be issued on the constitutionality of the action.  In other words, it’s three days before Christmas, and Arpaio is petitioning a federal court for the resumption of deportations that separate families. Back in Arizona, of course, it’s Arpaio … Continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio on Why He's Suing Obama: "Everybody Sues Me…I Can Sue Them"

We know that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is capable of being motivated by spite.  In 2009, Arpaio gloated that “after they went after me, we arrested 500 more [people] just for spite.”  When he was asked about it in 2012, Arpaio only doubled down: “It was wrong,” he said.  “It wasn’t 500.  It was thousands.” Arpaio is currently suing President … Continue reading »