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Calling it a violation of constitutional rights, a federal appeals court on Wednesday voided a 2006 voter-approved measure which denied bail to those not in the country legally who were arrested for other crimes.
As a registered Republican one of the biggest things that worries me about Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey is his climbing into political bed with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Why would a guy seek out the support and endorsement form a sheriff who is under federal scrutiny and court ordered regulation, has been shown to be an ineffective sheriff who blew off hundreds of cases involving rapes and child molests, has cost the taxpayers of Maricopa County well over $100 million dollars in misspent jail tax funds, has 30,000 unserved felony arrest warrants in his files, has cost us tens of millions of dollars related to lawsuits stemming from prisoners being abused and killed in his jail and who spent the last decade alienating Hispanics on both sides of the border?
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I’ve learned to be tolerant of radicals. Well, sort of. It’s known that two extremes can serve the moderates in our political system. When the two sides fight it out, there’s a tendency to pull toward the center.
“Don’t let the door hit Russell Pearce on his way out. He is about as bad for the GOP as Karl Rove.”
The Arizona Republican Party has named a replacement for former Sen. Russell Pearce, who resigned his top party post following a backlash to his remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid.
In this April 24, 2012 file photo, former Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pearce has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party following backlash to remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid. The party late Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 announced Pearce's resignation as first vice chairman, the state party's second top leadership post, after some Republican candidates denounced the comments that Pearce recently made while hosting a radio program. [AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite]
Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona's hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid.
In Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” the narrator speaks of his instability caused by the fever dream of the jungle this way: “(It) was the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course.”
Unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election have state Senators David Farnsworth and Bob Worsley winning their races and advancing to the November election.
Talk about back to the future.
Former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce has been offered a job with the Maricopa County Treasurer's office overseeing the agency's technical services department, but he may not take the job right away because he's too busy.
Attorneys for the chief sponsor of Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law are asking a judge to deny a request by immigrant rights advocates to force their client to turn over all his emails and documents about the contentious statute.
The right wing of the Republican Party has pretty much had its way with the people and state of Arizona. From corrupt and wacky governors to a border hawk sheriff shacked up with an illegal alien, a Legislature run by the likes of Russell Pearce and a herd of kooks and an attorney general who gives a whole new meaning to crooked lawyer.
“The next time the IRS asks for more than 1 or 2 years of records tell them, ‘Sorry, I lost them in a hard drive crash’ and walk away. They seem to think it is good enough for them.”
The Rover is a decent little Australian post-apocalypse film that could have been much more entertaining without The Twilight Saga’s Robert Pattinson delivering a hackneyed Karl Childers (Sling Blade) impersonation for most of the movie. I found myself wishing someone would feed him some “French-fried pertaters” just to shut him up.
“America’s most expensive sheriff covering up for the son of his best bud Russell Pearce just racked up another million-dollar lawsuit for us to pay. Who are the fools that keep voting for this guy?”
Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will not bring criminal charges against a Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy for his part in a high-speed crash that killed a driver in December.
Just a few years after starting his business in a friend’s guest room, Tempe businessman Joshua Hadley’s profile rose significantly and his is now one of the fastest growing companies in the country.
NEW YORK — More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summer, nary a caped superhero or city-crushing monster among them.
Arizonans will soon learn what they need to do to survive electromagnetic Armageddon — assuming they survive the blast that causes it in the first place.
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An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to void an Arizona constitutional provision denying bail to some people awaiting trial who are in this country illegally.