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SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law, is on for oral argument tomorrow at the U.S. Supreme Court.  Justice Elena Kagan recused herself.  If there is a 4-4 split, the 9th Circuit decision enjoining key part of the law stands. My prior posts for some background:...

Here are some things going on: Correlation or Causation? Supreme Court to take Arizona immigration law case, Kagan recuses herself.  Some of See my prior post.  Court previously upheld in part unrelated Arizona E-verify law. Why Romney is wrong and Gingrich is right on capital gains...

You may not know it, but the internet hacking group Anonymous helped launch the Occupy Wall Street movement with a video released in late August:. During the initial protests in New York, protesters attempted to use masks similar to those used in the video, but...

Obama’s speech at the Tucson memorial was an opportunity thrust upon him, not one of choice. But the tone of the speech was consistent in many ways with the Obama 2.0 we saw during the lame duck session when Obama struck a tax deal with...

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik of Tucson, Arizona, has become the spokesman for blaming right-wing “vitriol” for the shooting by deranged gunman Jared Lee Loughner.  Dupnik made national fame last spring when he announced that he would refuse to enforce the new Arizona immigration law and for...

One of Linc Chafee’s key campaign promises in running for Governor was to rescind an executive order in Rhode Island which required vendors doing business with state agencies to use the federal E-Verify system to verify the immigration status of employees, and directing the state police...

We are being led by ideologues who are wilfully ignorant of the legal topics about which they do not hesitate to opine. These people lack a simple inquisitiveness of the mind on topics about which they already have made up their minds. First, Attorney General...

I saw a thread on Memeorandum linking to a ridiculous post, titled Bush, Slave Labor and Arizona, by the founder and Editor of BuzzFlash.com, Mark Karlin. BuzzFlash bills itself as a progressive online community, which probably is why I had not heard of it before,...

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain: It has been eight days since the Governor of Arizona signed the immigration law. A few tweaks have been made in the wording of the law since then,...

… if you want to be able to continue using terms like Nazi, Communist and Apartheid to describe the new Arizona immigration law. Or if, like President Obama, you want to claim that the law would allow people to be questioned merely for going out...

This whole boycott thing is getting really confusing. California is boycotting Arizona because of the Arizona immigration law. But weren’t we already supposed to be boycotting California because of Prop. 8? Or if not the entire State of California, then at least the counties which...