March 25, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom describes the motivation behind Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the impact Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's veto of SB 1062 could have on the residents of Arizona...Suppose members of the white-supremacist Aryan Nation Church ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed controversial Bill 1062, which would have permitted state business owners to refuse service to individuals for "religious reasons," and which has largely been denounced by critics as sanctioning discrimination against LGBT individuals. The bill was ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Four same-sex couples filed a class action lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Monday, seeking to overturn the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and state Attorney General Tom Horne are named as defendants in the lawsuit. Two ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Arizona & SB 1070 On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act into law, following the bill's quick approval in both the Arizona House and Senate. More commonly referred to as SB 1070, proponents argued that the legislation ...[read more]
June 8, 2013
by Blake Lynch
US District Judge David Campbell on Thursday refused to reconsider stopping an order by Governor Jan Brewer denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have been granted work permits. Campbell has yet to schedule a trial on the merits of the contention that the policy instituted by Arizona's ...[read more]
May 5, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Phoenix, Arizona police department on Saturday held the first of three gun buyback programs in an attempt to complete the buyback before a law signed by Governor Jan Brewer on April 29 that requires surrendered weapons to be sold instead of destroyed takes effect. The law will take effect on ...[read more]
December 7, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit on Thursday challenging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's executive order preventing immigrants in a federal program from obtaining driver's licenses. Brewer's order denies driver's licenses for immigrants ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Lawyers for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Thursday announced the state's plan to appeal a preliminary injunction currently blocking the provision of the controversial Arizona immigration law that criminalizes the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants. The part of the law in question ...[read more]
September 18, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
Lawyers for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday presented Judge Susan Bolton of the US District Court for the District of Arizona with a joint filing suggesting wording for a court order permitting police to enforce the provision of the state's immigration ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Max Slater
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order on Wednesday that instructs state agencies not to provide driver's licenses and other public benefits to undocumented immigrants who have gained the right to work under a new federal program known as Deferred Action. Brewer's executive order ...[read more]

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