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Judge sets contempt hearings in Arpaio racial profiling case

A judge on Monday rejected a bid to put on hold a racial profiling case against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, and scheduled hearings in September on civil contempt charges against him.... Read more»

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Judge rejects Arpaio demand for recusal in contempt case

The federal judge hearing a racial-profiling case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio refused Arpaio's demand that he recuse himself because he asked about Arpaio's investigation of the judge's wife. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Arpaio's Shakespearean troubles should surprise no one

That the man who bills himself as America's Toughest Sheriff would be facing the prospect of starting his retirement in prison seems less ironic than inevitable. The Sheriff Joe Arpaio action figure has always come with a free Shakespearean starter kit.... Read more»2

Court: Widespread racial profiling by Arpaio's deputies

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that racial discrimination by Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies extended to all traffic stops – not just those performed during “immigration sweeps.” ... Read more»

Horne vows to continue 'crusade' vs. Ethnic Studies

During a border security town hall, Arizona AG Tom Horne told the crowd that he would continue to battle against TUSD's Mexican American Studies program. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was there to support Horne's bid for reelection and 'answer questions about illegal immigration or President Obama.'... Read more»5

Maricopa must pay $975,000 settlement in Arpaio harrassment case

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Maricopa County must pay former County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox $975,000 to settle her claims that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a former county attorney harassed and intimidated her.... Read more»

Arpaio: No run for governor

Surprising absolutely no one, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday that he will not run for Arizona governor this year.... Read more»1

Arizonans among those rallying Washington to end deportations

Immigration reform advocates, many from Arizona, rallied in front of the White House where they called on the president to "to stop the deportation machine" that is splitting up families. It came just days before a planned weekend of marches and rallies across the country. ... Read more»

Monitor order for Sheriff Arpaio draws criticism

After a federal judge ordered that a monitor guard against racial profiling by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a handful of demonstrators showed up in Phoenix on Thursday to fill out a tongue-in-cheek application to “babysit” Sheriff Joe Arpaio.... Read more»

Court upholds Az law denying bail to suspected illegal immigrants

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld an Arizona law that prohibits bail for suspects in some criminal cases if the court believes the defendant is in this country illegally.... Read more»2

Comic: Racial profiling

Smile ... you're under arrest!

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the civil rights of Latinos who were detained during immigration sweeps, a federal judge has ruled.... Read more»

Judge: Arpaio racially profiled Latinos in immigration crackdowns

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the civil rights of Latinos who were detained during immigration sweeps, a federal judge ruled Friday. The 142-page decision came in a case brought by the ACLU and MALDEF that alleged Arpaio and his deputies relied on race in determining who to target for immigration enforcement.... Read more»1

Obama nominates first Latino to new cabinet as Labor secretary

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E Perez is popular with labor and Hispanic groups, but will face tough questions over accusations his department was rife with political infighting. ... Read more»

Arpaio: Armed volunteers should patrol schools

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has chimed in with an idea to prevent school shootings like the recent attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. He wants to organize groups of armed volunteers to patrol the perimeters of schools.... Read more»

Border Roundup: Autopsy released in BP Agent Ivie's shooting death

Reports released in Border Agent Nicholas Ivie's shooting death, youths shot at U.S-Mexico border remembered, three Arizona sheriffs stay in office and one county gets a new one, U.S. elections reverberate across Mexico, and more.... Read more»

Report: Latino voter turnout will jump in Az, nationally

The number of Latinos going to the polls in Arizona for this presidential election could jump as much as 23 percent from their turnout in 2008, according to a new report.... Read more»1

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