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Supreme Court rules on E-Verify, could have major consequences in states...

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld (pdf.) the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act, a decision that deepens the debate between between supporters and detractors of mandatory state and federal E-Verify programs.

Enviro attorneys buoyed by roadless rule hearing

Environmental attorneys were encouraged by the tone of a final 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the controversial 2001 Clinton Roadless Rule in Denver Wednesday. Representing a coalition of conservation and wildlife groups, lawyers for the firm Earthjustice are arguing for the court to reinstate rules put in place by Pres. Clinton to protect more than 58 million acres of largely roadless public lands nationwide, including more than 4 million acres in Colorado.

Western Tradition attacks 98-year-old corporate campaign spending ban

The conservative Astroturf group that spent thousands to swing the Longmont City Council back to the right last November and keep the Garfield County...

GOP ready to fight Sotomayor as Latino support for Republicans erodes

On the heels of a poll that shows Latino voter support for the Republican Party dropping into single digits, GOP senators are preparing to launch a new round of attacks on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Roll Call reports. Only 8 percent of Latino voters view the Republican Party favorably, compared with 86 percent who view it unfavorably, according to a nonpartisan Research 2000 poll released Monday by Daily Kos. That's down from the already low esteem Latino voters had for Republicans before the Sottomayor nomination, The Plum Line's Greg Sarget points out. In May, the GOP was viewed favorably by 11 percent of Latino voters and unfavorably by 79 percent.

Poll: Few voters think Sotomayor is a ‘racist,’ majority say she’s...

Only eight percent of Americans agree with Tom Tancredo that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor "is a racist," according to a non-partisan poll released Friday. A majority ranks "empathy" as important for a Supreme Court justice and an even bigger majority says Sotomayor is qualified for the high court.

Racism, affirmative action charges fail to derail Sotomayor nomination

Vicious personal attacks leveled by conservatives designed to undermine the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court haven't yet turned the public against the likely first Latina judge appointed to the nation's highest bench.

Tancredo’s Team America PAC backs staffer who committed hate crime

I just talked to Bay Buchanan, the co-chairman of Team America PAC and president of the American Cause, who is sticking by executive director (of both groups) Marcus Epstein after this weekend’s revelations about his 2007 arrest for karate-chopping a black woman while yelling a racial epithet.

Tancredo staffer pleads guilty to hate crime

For years, conservative writer and activist Marcus Epstein has worked with the mainstream of the immigration restrictionist movement. He wrote speeches for former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., during his presidential bid, and he’s still working as the executive director of Tancredo’s Team America PAC, alongside Bay Buchanan.

Tweet of the Week: Tancredo, La Raza cage match live on...

sanchez-tweet Well, that ought to be a real Frost/Nixon television moment.

Tancredo attacks Sotomayor for belonging to La Raza, ‘a Latino KKK’

Ramping up his campaign to brand Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a "racist," former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo just appeared on CNN to attack the federal judge's membership in La Raza, calling the group "a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses."
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