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If you are Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, one of the best known small-time politicians in the country, and you're facing a recall election that centers around your sponsorship of SB 1070, the granddaddy of single-state immigration bills, what do you do?
A Superior Court judge on Friday rejected a challenge filed by Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce's attorney, and ruled that the recall of Pearce could proceed. Pearce's attorney had argued that many of the signatures collected were invalid and that signature collectors may have misled signers.
The All Star game protest is evolving as groups that had been calling for a boycott for the past year have finally decided, with the game only a week away, that the boycott wasn't going to be effective.
You only have to wonder what took so long. On Tuesday signed petitions were turned in to launch a recall against Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, the author and chief promoter of Arizona's SB 1070--the granddaddy of all state anti-immigration measures. Today, Tom Tancredo's Team America PAC sent out an email soliciting funds to help Pearce defend his seat.
In Arizona, signatures will be turned in today to launch a recall of Senate President Russell Pearce, the architect of SB 1070, Arizona's signature immigration bill. If successful, it will be the first time in Arizona history that a state senator lost a recall election. It would mark the first time in U.S. history that a state senate president was recalled.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is set to tell her side of the SB 1070 drama in a provocatively titled memoir due out in November. "Scorpions For Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border" is scheduled to be published in November by Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has backed the Obama Administration in its case against SB 1070, the controversial immigration legislation passed by Arizona lawmakers last year. A three-judge panel ruled Monday that Arizona District Judge Susan Bolton "did not abuse her discretion," as the Washington Post put it, when she blocked key provisions of the bill.
Democratic Colorado Sen. Mark Udall joined a chorus of voices, including Hispanic Republicans in Arizona, in strongly condemning the shooting today of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a meet and greet at a supermarket in her Tucson district.