Tag Archives: Arizona


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Most of SC Immigration Law

Most of South Carolina’s legislative attempt to control illegal immigration will remain blocked, for now, after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 23 ruled that federal immigration laws exclusively govern the issue.   State Can’t Criminalize Harboring or Fake Papers South Carolina’s SB 20 made it a felony to transport or harbor illegal immigrants in order to avoid detection or help them get into the country. It also criminalized the failure of noncitizens to carry registration papers …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Immigration by Michele Bowman  
Latinos Mobilize Against Sheriff Joe on Election Day

“Sheriff Joe” – the lawman in charge of Maricopa County in Arizona – has made a name for himself with his tough stance on illegal immigration. He’s even been sued over it – by both Latinos, who say he racially profiles them, and the Department of Justice. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s views are being put to the test on Nov. 6 in a three-way election that has mobilized many Latinos who oppose his approach.   Three-Way Race Republican Arpaio, a former …

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Posted 2 years ago in Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Does Email a Contract Make? Arizona Court to Decide

“Thank you” How many times have you sent those two simple words in an email? Did you know that by doing so, you could signing an enforceable contract? A real estate agent who thought she was a couple’s “exclusive” broker suing them after they used another agent to buy a home, saying they had a contract via email. As a result, an Arizona appellate court has required a trial court to address what counts as an electronic signature for contractual …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Michele Bowman  
California Issues Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

While Arizona has come down hard on undocumented immigrant workers, its sister state, California, is giving some immigrants new rights – if they’re young enough. California Governor Jerry Brown signed one bill into law on September 30 – AB2189, which allows the state Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who qualify for a separate federal program instituted in August by the Obama administration.   Help for Young, Acclimated Workers… The federal program, Deferred Action for …

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Posted 2 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Richard Dahl  
Traffic-Cam Bans: In Mississippi, ‘Big Brother’ Strikes Back

The Mississippi Legislature thought it was saying no to Big Brother in passing a law banning the use of traffic cameras three years ago. Now an Arizona-based manufacturer of the cameras is claiming the state has no such right.  American Traffic Solutions has filed suit in Hinds County Circuit Court, claiming that the state’s three-year-old ban on traffic cameras is depriving it of private property without due compensation. ATS claimed that the contract it had entered into with the city …

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