Immigrant rights advocates in Arizona won a huge victory today after the Supreme Court rejected the state’s continued attempt to deny bail to undocumented immigrants. From the Arizona Daily Star: “In a brief order, the majority of the justices rejected a last-minute bid by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to give him a chance to… Continue »

At National Journal today is an interview with Russell Pearce, the former Arizona state senate president who was responsible for passing SB 1070 into law.  The entire interview is worth reading.  Years after he was recalled for his role in passing SB 1070, then outvoted when he tried to return to the state senate, Pearce is unapologetic, still… Continue »

Russell Pearce, once of the champions of the Arizona anti-immigrant law, went down to defeat yesterday in his Republican State Senate primary…for the 2nd time! He lost by nearly 12 points to businessman Bob Worsley. He also lost to Jerry Lewis in a historic recall election last February. This primary was supposed to be Pearce’s comeback bid. Pearce crafted… Continue »

Voters Once Again Rejected Pearce’s Extreme Views, Which Have Been Included in RNC Platform  Washington, DC – Russell Pearce, former Arizona State Senate President and hard-core anti-immigrant extremist, went down to defeat yesterday in his Republican State Senate primary, losing by nearly 12 points to businessman Bob Worsley. This was Pearce’s second electoral loss this year. He… Continue »

The Arizona state legislature this week declined to increase funds for the developmentally disabled, declined to grant 100,000 poor children greater access to health care, and declined to fund much-needed highway and education projects—but it did consider reimbursing recalled state senator Russell Pearce for $216,000 for costs incurred during his failed 2010 campaign, when Pearce… Continue »