Immigration reform back to square one
June 26th, 2012
07:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Immigration reform back to square one

Washington (CNN) – After two years of protests, boycotts and lawsuits over Arizona's immigration law, Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged with states frustrated and Congress avoiding the debate.

"I would guess [Congress] won't touch this with a 10-foot pole until after they come back after the election," Charles H. Kuck, managing partner at Kuck Immigration Partners in Atlanta, told CNN.

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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Supreme Court
June 25th, 2012
07:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Brewer: Obama admin launched 'assault' on Arizona

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona had some biting words for the Obama administration Monday after it announced it was rescinding agreements that allow some local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.

"They arbitrarily singled out Arizona and sent a bomb, if you will, across our bow and made Arizona once again a target," Brewer said on CNN's "John King, USA."
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Immigration • Jan Brewer • TV-John King U.S.A.
Romney weighs in on Arizona immigration ruling
June 25th, 2012
03:34 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney weighs in on Arizona immigration ruling

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said he wished the Supreme Court had given Arizona "more latitude" in its ruling on the state's controversial immigration law, saying the high court's decision undermined states' rights on the hotly-debated issue.

However, Romney saved most of his censure for President Barack Obama, accusing the president of creating a "muddle" over the issue and failing to lead on immigration reform.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Immigration • Mitt Romney • Supreme Court
Politicians respond to Supreme Court rulings
June 25th, 2012
11:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Politicians respond to Supreme Court rulings

(CNN) – Political figures reacted to the release of Supreme Court rulings Monday on the controversial Arizona immigration law and over campaign finance.

The high court struck down key parts of the Arizona bill, voting 5-3 that the federal government has the power to block the state's measure. However, the court upheld one of the most controversial parts of the bill – a provision that allows police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws if "reasonable suspicion" exists that the person is in the United States illegally.
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Filed under: Arizona • Campaign finance • Immigration • Supreme Court
Key elements of Arizona immigration law struck down by Supreme Court
June 25th, 2012
10:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Key elements of Arizona immigration law struck down by Supreme Court

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the U.S. government Monday in a controversial case involving an Arizona law that sought to crack down on illegal immigration.

The court struck down key parts of the Arizona law in a 5-3 ruling sure to ripple across the political landscape in a presidential election year.

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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Supreme Court
Giffords' successor, shooting survivor holds symbolic meet-and-greet event
Arizona Rep. Ron Barber was sworn in on June 19 by House Speaker John Boehner as Barber's wife, Nancy, looks on.
June 23rd, 2012
09:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Giffords' successor, shooting survivor holds symbolic meet-and-greet event

(CNN) - Days after being sworn in to fill Gabrielle Giffords' congressional seat, Rep. Ron Barber hobnobbed with constituents at a "Congress On Your Corner" event - the same type of meet-and-greet at which he, Giffords and 17 others were shot, six fatally.

Then in her third term, Giffords was holding her own "Congress On Your Corner" on January 8, 2011, outside a Safeway supermarket in Tucson when authorities say Jared Lee Loughner began opening fire. Shot in the head, Giffords resigned from Congress just over a year later to focus on her recovery.

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Filed under: Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords
Barber officially fills Giffords' seat
June 19th, 2012
01:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Barber officially fills Giffords' seat

(CNN) – Ron Barber became Democratic Rep. Barber of Arizona when he was sworn in Tuesday after winning the special election to fill the seat formerly held by Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Barber, a former Giffords aide, beat Republican Jesse Kelly, an Iraq war veteran, in last week's election and was administered the oath of office by House Speaker John Boehner on the House floor.
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High court considering appeal over Arizona voter ID law
June 14th, 2012
03:42 PM ET
2 years ago

High court considering appeal over Arizona voter ID law

Washington (CNN) - Justice Anthony Kennedy has put on hold a lower court's ruling invalidating Arizona's voter identification law.

Kennedy, in a one-page order Thursday, told parties on both sides of the issue to file legal briefs by Wednesday. The high court would then presumably decide whether the requirements would remain in place temporarily.

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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Supreme Court
June 13th, 2012
02:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Arizona win 'an oasis in the desert' for Democrats

Washington (CNN) - It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Democratic Party, especially the results in last week's Wisconsin governor recall vote. So Tuesday night's victory in the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District couldn't have come at a better time.

For Democrats, "it's an oasis in the desert" says CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley.

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Filed under: Arizona • Democrats
Former Giffords aide wins election to finish her term
(L) Democrat Ron Barber. (R) Republican Jesse Kelly
June 13th, 2012
01:41 AM ET
2 years ago

Former Giffords aide wins election to finish her term

(CNN) – Democrat Ron Barber won a special election in Arizona on Tuesday to fill the remainder of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' term in Congress, CNN projects.

On Wednesday morning, official results showed Barber with 52% of the vote, while his Republican opponent Jesse Kelly was at 45%. In 2010 Kelly, a former Marine and Iraq war veteran, challenged Giffords but came up 4,000 votes short.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Gabrielle Giffords • House
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