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Can anyone blame our poor Gov. Jan Brewer and her "confused" Arizona attorney general for going to federal court for "clarification" on the Arizona medical marijuana law? The U.S. attorney general for the state of Arizona is threatening to pounce upon the Arizona medical marijuana licensing agents with the full weight of the U.S. government - possibly even fines or incarceration. What's a poor girl to do?
So let’s look at Arizona’s reaction to the gun control controversy.
If the federal government wants to block SB 1070 on the grounds that it “is preempted by federal law and therefore violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution,” then they should also examine and throw out the thousands of other laws on all the states’ books which reiterate and interpret federal law.
The two members of Congress representing Arizona's border communities are taking divergent positions on Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to challenge the state's new immigration law.
In its lawsuit against SB 1070, I know the Justice Department will primarily cite the Supremacy Clause which says that the Constitution and all laws and treaties approved by Congress in exercising its enumerated powers are the supreme law of the land. It also says that judges in state courts must follow the Constitution, or federal laws and treaties, if there is a conflict with state law.
Barack Obama won’t be required to produce his birth certificate for Arizona officials if he decides to run for reelection.
Tom Horne is quick to acknowledge that his tenure as state Superintendent of Public Instruction put his legal experience on the back burner.
Ignoring warnings of illegality from their own secretary of state, most House Republicans voted Wednesday to require him to verify that presidential candidates on the Arizona ballot are, in fact, born in the U.S.A.
The Department of Justice filed suit Tuesday, asking a federal judge to block Arizona's new law aimed at illegal immigrants from taking effect.
A state senator wants to use the National Guard and local sheriffs to stop buses with undocumented individuals from coming in to Arizona from other states.
The long, hot summer of controversy surrounding Arizona's new immigration law will intensify on Thursday, when a federal judge hears arguments on the highest-profile of seven lawsuits challenging the legislation: a preliminary injunction request by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Supporters of the Independent Redistricting Commission want a federal court to rule that the Arizona Legislature has no right to challenge the voter-approved law.
Arizona no longer needs to get federal government sign-off on changes in its voting law.
In an election cycle most analysts expect to be kind to Republicans, the Democrats' best shot at winning a statewide race could be for attorney general.
Regarding the Fairness Doctrine, I would like to congratulate you on a really great editorial (Our View, July 8). The timing was perfect, as we recently finished watching “John Adams” on DVD.
The U.S. Supreme Court will review Arizona's tough law on illegal immigration sometime next year.
Before a painting of Martin Luther King Jr., a photograph of Cesar Chavez and a poster of a Mexican child with the words “We are humans,” “Stop SB 1070” and “End 287-G now,” a group of Hispanic leaders from around the state reacted with a sense or relief to a federal judge’s decision to put the heart of the state’s immigration law on hold and vowed vigilance until it’s completely quashed.