Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week vetoed a bill that would have required presidential candidates to produce specified documents to prove their qualifications for that office. Similar bills are being considered by a number of other states. Vetoing Arizona's bill was the right call, one that staved off a likely judicial challenge.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill late Monday that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they were American citizens, born in the United States, before their names could have been placed on the state ballot.
A federal appeals court has denied Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's request for an expedited hearing on the state's controversial immigration law. Instead, the case has been scheduled for a hearing during the first week in November.
July 15: Legal Hearings Begin Against S.B. 1070 Arguments against S.B.1070, Arizona's stringent law to stop illegal immigration, began Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona. Federal District Court Judge Susan Bolton is overseeing all the legal challenges. At least seven lawsuits have been filed, including two by Arizona police officers David Salgado and Martin H. Escobar, plus a suit by the Department of Justice. Additional cases will be heard July 22, and S.B. 1070 is to go into effect July 29th.
During a recent interview with CNN's John King, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said that, if the Obama Justice Department winds up suing her state over an immigration law that President Obama has called "misguided" and many constitutional scholars label unconstitutional, she'll go to court.
President Barack Obama emerged Thursday from a meeting with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer proclaiming limited progress on the immigration issue that divides them, but sticking to his opposition to her state's controversial immigration bill.
Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona has bypassed Attorney General Terry Goddard and will rely on other lawyers to defend the state against lawsuits challenging its controversial law targeting illegal immigration, according to a statement.
They came from Los Angeles and San Diego, and Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Chicago, Seattle and, of course, Arizona -- a river of humanity flooding the Phoenix streets to protest the state's controversial immigration law.
The Justice Department Friday dispatched an assistant attorney general and other key officials to meet with top Arizona officals to emphasize federal reservations about the state's recently-passed immigration law.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin joined the national battle over Arizona's controversial new immigration law Saturday, appearing with Gov. Jan Brewer in Phoenix to denounce the Obama administration's criticism of the law.
Fresh on the heels of a new immigration law that has led to calls to boycott her state, Arizona's governor has signed a bill banning ethnic studies classes that "promote resentment" of other racial groups.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that requires that requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect that they're in the United States illegally.