Karina Guillen, Liang Flores and Francisco Garcia check voter registrations at the Arizona headquarters of Mi Familia Vota. Activists and pundits have different views about whether SB 1070 or the economy will make this the year that the state's Latinos harness their voting power. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Maria Polletta)
Protesters gather Thursday, July 29, 2010 in Phoenix to rally against Arizona's new immigration law, SB1070. Opponents of Arizona's immigration crackdown went ahead with protests Thursday despite a judge's ruling that delayed enforcement of most the law. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Gov. Jan Brewer, a year ago, signing SB 1070 into law. While portions of the measure have been enjoined by a federal judge, she believes the legislation has had a positive effect.
Russell Pearce, not yet Senate president last year, found himself the center of attention last year when he crafted and pushed through SB 1070.