The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors on Friday to take a first look at a challenge to Arizona's strict immigration law and decide whether or not to take up the case. The law, passed in April 2010, is one of several recent attempts by various states to... Continue »
Arizona's two U.S. senators said Thursday they are concerned about reports of a large number of sex-crime investigations being botched by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office during a three-year period ending in 2007. Continue »
Sheriff Joe Arpaio apologized Monday to victims for his office's botched investigations of a large number of sex-crimes cases as the tough-talking lawman faced a growing outcry over mismanagement in his office. Arpaio held a news conference to discuss the investigations in the city of El Mirage a day... Continue »
Why is Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsing Rick Perry for president? For those not familiar with the Arizona lawman, Sheriff Arpaio has built up a reputation as perhaps the nation's the fiercest anti-illegal immigration crusader, rounding up thousands of undocumented workers in Maricopa County for deportation. Continue »
Earlier this fall, we wrote about the hoops that the 2012 GOP presidential candidates were jumping through to earn the endorsement of notoriously anti-immigrant Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Now, in what the Atlantic calls "one of the many mind-bending absurdities of the 2012 race," Arpaio has chosen a... Continue »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona will campaign with Rick Perry in New Hampshire on Tuesday, the Texas governor's campaign told CNN on Saturday. The man famous for his tough stance on illegal immigration has not endorsed a presidential candidate. Continue »
When Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Nov. 8 before the Senate Judiciary Committee on a dangerous federal gunrunning scheme called Operation Fast and Furious, he vowed to continue filing federal lawsuits against any state that passed its own immigration laws. Continue »
Talking Point Memo's Evan McMorris-Santoro reports on how anti-immigrant SB 1070 has changed the political landscape in Arizona -- and not in the way its sponsors would have expected. Arizona "really is a swing state in 2012." Continue »
The rumors are true, Rep. Chad Campbell, the Democratic leader of the Arizona state House, told TPM Wednesday: the state best known for Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the toughest immigration law in the land really is a swing state in 2012. And Democrats have SB 1070 to thank for... Continue »
Latinos were a key factor in the defeat of Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, author of the state's controversial immigration law, according to a poll taken of voters. Latinos voters supported Pearce's challenger, fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, a political newcomer, by a three-to-one margin, according to Project New West,... Continue »