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SB 1070: A timeline to Arizona's illegal immigration legislation

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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012 3:23 pm | Updated: 5:45 pm, Tue Jun 26, 2012.

2010:

  • Jan. 13 -- Sen. Russell Pearce formally introduces legislation
  • Feb. 15 -- Senate approves wide-ranging measure aimed at illegal immigrants.
  • April 18 -- Attorney General Terry Goddard calls measure "troubling'' and warns of civil rights problems.
  • April 19 -- Measure gets final legislative approval, goes to Gov. Jan Brewer.
  • April 23 -- Brewer signs bill.
  • April 29 -- Lawmakers agree to scale back law, ban questioning based solely on race.
  • May 5 -- Rev. Al Sharpton leads Phoenix march against legislation.
  • May 14 -- Brewer seeks to repair tourism image in wake of boycott calls.
  • May 19 -- New video unveiled to train police on how to legally enforce law.
  • May 26 -- Brewer starts fund to seek donations to defend the law.
  • May 29 -- Governor kicks Goddard off SB 1070 defense team.
  • May 31 -- Musicians announce Arizona boycott.
  • June 3 -- Brewer meets with Obama at White House.
  • June 23 -- Mexican government files amicus brief asking federal court to strike down law.
  • July 6 -- Obama administration sues to overturn law.
  • July 21 -- 81 members of Congress back Arizona in legal fight.
  • July 22 -- Judge Susan Bolton hears legal arguments.
  • July 28 -- Bolton enjoins enforcement of several key sections.
  • Aug. 26 -- State asks 9th Circuit to lift injunction.
  • Sept. 22 -- 9th Circuit won't let Pearce intervene in defending law he crafted.
  • Nov. 1 -- Appellate court hears arguments in San Francisco.
  • Nov. 2 -- Brewer coasts to election victory, bolstered by SB 1070.


2011:

  • Feb. 10 -- State countersues feds for failing to secure the border.
  • April 11 -- 9th Circuit won't let state start enforcing law.
  • June 6 -- Brewer hires former U.S. solicitor general to argue SB 1070 to Supreme Court.
  • July 28 -- Bolton rejects state counterclaim.
  • Aug. 10 -- Arizona petitions Supreme Court to lift injunction.
  • Oct. 8 -- Brewer establishes federal PAC to raise money for supportive federal candidates.
  • Nov. 1 -- Brewer publishes 'Scorpions for Breakfast' about fights with Obama administration.
  • Nov. 8 -- Recall ousts Pearce.
  • Dec. 12 -- Supreme Court agrees to review Arizona bid to enforce SB 1070.


2012:

  • April 24 -- U.S. Senate panel has hearing on SB 1070.
  • April 25 -- Supreme Court hears legal arguments.
  • June 12 -- Anticipating victory, Brewer orders update of SB 1070 enforcement guidelines for police.
  • June 14 -- Arizona ACLU warns against premature enforcement of law.
  • June 25 -- Supreme Court decision

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