The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but let stand a controversial provision allowing police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
The biggest change in Arizona since the state adopted a tough immigration enforcement policy two years ago has been a more tolerant climate for immigrants, representatives from several groups said Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday on Arizona's controversial SB 1070 anti-immigration law that some observers are calling a "split decision" or even a victory for the federal government over Arizona.
The Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's attempt to legislate immigration is likely to have far-reaching effects on other states' efforts to enact similar legislation and underscores the need for federal action, experts said Monday.
Lawmakers across the nation closely followed Wednesday's Supreme Court arguments over the fate of Arizona's tough immigration law
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she will get tough on illegal immigration and racial profiling. CNN's Casey Wian reports.
No better symbol of the deep political and social divide over illegal immigration exists than here on the Mexico-U.S. border, along Glenn Spencer's rural desert property. And no better symbol exists of the contradictions and conundrums from an unresolved government enforcement policy.
The Supreme Court is poised to decide whether Arizona can enforce its controversial immigration law over the strong objections of the Obama administration. Oral arguments will be held Wednesday.
Less than a month after handily passing Mississippi's House of Representatives, a controversial immigration law died this week in the state's Senate.
Bloggers this week pounced on an Arizona cyberbullying bill, comparing the legislation to online censorship efforts in Syria and China and saying that lawmakers in the state fundamentally don't understand the Internet.
Another controversial immigration bill is on the horizon in the South, a regional battleground that has seen a number of states pass reforms on illegal immigration.
Selma civil rights marchers take up the cause of immigration. CNN's Gustavo Valdes reports.
Top GOP rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum campaigned in Michigan on Saturday, blasting each others' backgrounds and burnishing their own conservative credentials.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer praises Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as the representative announces she will resign from Congress.
Thelma Gutierrez reports Arizona's state senate pres. has been recalled largely over his outspoken immigration stance.
After all the bad laws and bad publicity, Arizona got some good news this week when Senate President Russell Pearce was toppled in a special election.
The state senator who wrote Arizona's controversial immigration law conceded defeat Tuesday night in a recall election widely seen as a referendum on tough measures against illegal immigrants.
Some statewide and local elections on Tuesday could serve as a barometer for next year's battle for the White House.
The state senator who wrote Arizona's controversial immigration law faces a recall election Tuesday in what is considered a referendum on public support for tough measures against illegal immigrants.
A judge on Friday ruled against Arizona, dismissing its claims "in their entirety" against the federal government over its enforcement of immigration laws.
Arizona's governor has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and allow the state to enforce its controversial immigration law known as SB 1070.
Arizona's governor formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to intervene and allow the state to enforce its controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070.
Thousands of people rallied in downtown Atlanta Saturday against a new law that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia.
The Supreme Court has tossed out an Arizona law that provides extra taxpayer-funded support for office seekers who have been outspent by privately funded opponents or by independent political groups.
The hacker group LulzSec has alarmed police in Arizona this week after releasing sensitive information about officers.
It's called the "Walmart of Weed."
WeGrow opens its latest store in Phoenix, Arizona, selling marijuana-growing equipment but not the drug itself.
The Supreme Court has backed an Arizona law that would punish businesses hiring illegal immigrants.
The Supreme Court has backed an Arizona law that punishes businesses hiring illegal immigrants, a law that opponents, including the Obama administration, say steps on traditional federal oversight over immigration matters.
Despite protests outside his office and boycott threats, Georgia's governor signed into law Friday one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration measures enacted by an individual state.
From KTVK, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer makes her case on taking the state's immigration law to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week vetoed a bill that would have required presidential candidates to produce specified documents to prove their qualifications for that office. Similar bills are being considered by a number of other states. Vetoing Arizona's bill was the right call, one that staved off a likely judicial challenge.
Who is this group of people called 'birthers' who don't believe President Obama was born in the United States?
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says the bill would create significant problems while failing to do anything constructive.
When a bill is too radical for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, well, that is saying something.
Conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann Wednesday joined a growing list of Republican politicians and strategists distancing themselves from the "birther" issue that questions where President Barack Obama was born.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of her state's so-called "birther bill" could reflect part of a GOP shift away from a fringe but vocal group that claims President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, analysts say.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill late Monday that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they were American citizens, born in the United States, before their names could have been placed on the state ballot.
The Arizona legislature has approved a bill that would require President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are American citizens, born in the United States, before their names could be placed on a state ballot.
CNN's John King reports on a law passed by the Arizona legislature that might affect the 2012 presidential race.
The battle over a hot-button issue has been raging in state legislatures across the country this year with an unprecedented number of bills aimed at restricting abortions.
As two states imposed the latest rounds of laws against abortion or its providers this week, a new study contends "hostility" toward abortion rights is on the rise in legislatures across the country, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on Arizona's five new immigration bills that some say are the toughest proposals yet.
A federal appeals court on Monday affirmed a previous injunction of Arizona's controversial immigration law, another setback for legislation that has drawn sharp opposition from President Barack Obama's administration.
The governor of Arizona has proposed a novel way of helping to pay burgeoning Medicaid costs -- imposing a fee on smokers, diabetics and obese people who receive the state aid.
The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared to hold the cards Monday in a key campaign finance reform case involving an Arizona election law that would provide matching funds to underfunded candidates. The justices could continue a recent legal trend and strike down another effort at government restrictions on election spending.
Two groups against a tough immigration law now before the Georgia legislature say thousands will show up at the state capitol in Atlanta Thursday to protest it.
South Carolina state senators passed a bill Thursday that would make it a crime to create fake immigration documents, not to have one's immigration card or give a false identification.
The Georgia House on Thursday passed a tough immigration law that would require employers to verify the legal status of workers they hire.
An Arizona state senator involved in an apparent freeway-shoulder scuffle with his girlfriend was not detained because he has immunity from arrest while the legislature is in session, police said.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer plans to file a countersuit against the US for "failure to enforce immigration laws."
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced Thursday her state has filed a countersuit against the federal government, seeking the authority to implement its own border security efforts.
The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings Monday afternoon on proposals to end birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
The Arizona state legislator who co-sponsored the latest immigration crackdown proposal -- to end citizenship for U.S.-born kids of illegal immigrants -- told CNN Friday that he hopes the legislation will provoke a lawsuit so that the U.S. Supreme Court "can end the controversy over the true meaning of the 14th Amendment's citizenship clause."
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Two people have already died in Arizona and another 96 are waiting for a life-saving transplant they may no longer be able to afford after the state slashed money reserved for the procedures.
The recent death of a patient denied a liver transplant because of Arizona budget cuts has prompted a Democrat legislative leader to charge that the state is now home to "death panels," he told CNN Thursday.
Police in Arizona have arrested a suspect in the beating of a state representative last month.
The Supreme Court offered tenuous support Wednesday for an Arizona law that would punish businesses hiring illegal aliens, a law that opponents, including the Obama administration, say steps on traditional federal oversight over immigration matters.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will review an Arizona election law providing matching funds to underfunded candidates. The court had put off consideration of an appeal of the measure until the conclusion of recent statewide elections.
Almost two weeks after polls closed, Arizona voters have approved a medical marijuana law, state officials said Monday.
By a narrow margin of about 4,300 votes, Arizona voters approved a ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana, state election officials said Sunday.
Dr. Melvyn Sterling talks with CNN's Ali Velshi about the pros and cons of medical marijuana.
Here's what you need to know right now as results come in for Tuesday's midterm election:
A candidate who ran and lost in the Republican primary for an Arizona state senate seat has been indicted on accusations that he defrauded the state's election fund, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.
Attorneys representing Arizona and the U.S. Justice Department faced off Monday in an appeals court hearing over the state's controversial new immigration law.
Harry Truman's only friend in Washington may have been a dog, but that's probably because he didn't have his loved ones scattered throughout the nation's political infrastructure, as many of today's elected officials and candidates do.
A federal appeals court has ruled against an Arizona law that requires residents to prove their U.S. citizenship to register to vote, but upheld a part of the same law that mandates residents to show identification before voting.
A federal judge halted the execution of convicted strangler Jeffrey Landrigan on Monday, hours before he was set to die by lethal injection.
The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, was arrested Tuesday on charges he took bribes to protect contracts or obtain business contracts with the city, the state attorney general said.
Since World War II, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have consistently held the United States out as a worldwide model for the protection and promotion of human rights standards.
After a night rife with primaries in the far-flung four corners of the United States, plus one in the nation's breadbasket, one race in the far Northwest is still up for grabs.
Republican Marco Rubio reacts to last night's election.
Early this month, three convicted murderers escaped from a prison in Kingman, a small town along Route 66 in northwest Arizona. According to reports, the inmates had broken free from the facility by using a pair of wire cutters. They'd escaped from a medium-security facility operated by Utah-based Management & Training Corp, a private corrections company.
The escape of three convicts from a prison in Arizona last week has become an issue in the state's campaign for governor.
A district judge on Wednesday preliminarily barred the enforcement of two sections and two subsections of Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070.
CNN's John King talks to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer about filing an appeal on the state's immigration law injunction.
The legal battle over a tough Arizona immigration law entered its next stage Thursday when Gov. Jan Brewer filed an expedited appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Arizona's governor promises to appeal a judge's ruling on the state's immigration law. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ripped the guts out of SB 1070 on Wednesday, striking down the most egregious and indefensible parts of Arizona's immigration law.
Most Americans support Arizona's new law on illegal immigration, but according to a national poll, a majority think the controversial measure will increase discrimination against Hispanics while not necessarily making a dent in the problem.
The Arizona immigration law goes into effect on Thursday -- maybe. On July 29, it will be 90 days since the end of the legislative session -- which is the time when Arizona laws go on the books -- but the controversial measure has already drawn the first of many court challenges.
July 15: Legal Hearings Begin Against S.B. 1070 Arguments against S.B.1070, Arizona's stringent law to stop illegal immigration, began Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona. Federal District Court Judge Susan Bolton is overseeing all the legal challenges. At least seven lawsuits have been filed, including two by Arizona police officers David Salgado and Martin H. Escobar, plus a suit by the Department of Justice. Additional cases will be heard July 22, and S.B. 1070 is to go into effect July 29th.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on an Arizona police officer who is suing over the new immigration law.
An attorney for a Phoenix police officer challenging the state's new immigration law argued in court Thursday that his client could be fired or disciplined if he doesn't enforce the law.
Two sides debate the decision by the Obama administration to sue Arizona over its proposed immigration law.
Gov. Bill Richardson blames Congress for the lack of immigration reform and says Obama should challenge the Arizona law.
Dozens of affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union have issued travel alerts for people heading to Arizona this Fourth of July holiday weekend -- the group's latest effort to condemn the state's new immigration law.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says controversial immigration law represents what's best for the state.
Immigration reform returned to the U.S. political arena in 2010, three years after it was knocked down by a much-debated Senate vote. The issue drew national outrage and support after Arizona enacted a state law that allows police to ask for proof of legal U.S. residency.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been criticized for her take on why most undocumented immigrants come to Arizona.
During a recent interview with CNN's John King, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said that, if the Obama Justice Department winds up suing her state over an immigration law that President Obama has called "misguided" and many constitutional scholars label unconstitutional, she'll go to court.
Obama administration lawyers are planning to file a legal challenge to a controversial Arizona immigration law within a month, according to a senior administration official.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is fuming over a comment by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to an Ecuadorean television station that the government will file a lawsuit against Arizona's new immigration law.
A proposed Arizona law would deny birth certificates to children born in the United States to illegal immigrant parents.