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Mexican American Legal Defense And Education Fund

Lawmakers approve funds for SB 1070 defense

PHOENIX — Saying they were protecting the legislative process, the House and Senate voted along party lines Thursday to hire a lawyer to help them fight subpoenas over the state’s controversial 2010 immigration law.

January 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmakers want public funds to defend SB 1070 challenges

PHOENIX — Republican legislative leaders are moving to use taxpayer funds to pay the legal fees of current and former lawmakers whose personal emails have been subpoenaed in the ongoing legal fight over a 2010 immigration law.

January 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Appeals court considers state denial of drivers licenses to dreamers

A federal appeals court may be poised to void a decision by Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to “dreamers’’ the Obama administration has allowed to stay and work in this country.

December 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Activists oppose continued effort to require citizenship proof to vote

PHOENIX — Attorneys for four Arizona groups involved with voter registration are trying to get a federal judge to kill a bid by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to require proof of citizenship from all who register to vote.

November 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

"Dreamers" seek to defend claim to resident tuition

PHOENIX — Attorneys for two “Dreamers” want to defend the lower resident tuition their clients and others pay for community college, and to sue Attorney General Tom Horne for trying to take it away.

November 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New appeal challenges key section of SB 1070

PHOENIX - Civil rights groups are making a last-ditch effort to keep a key provision of the state's 2010 immigration law from being enforced as early as next week.

September 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona immigration law opponents seek class-action status

PHOENIX  — A judge set an April 9 hearing for considering a request by opponents of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law to grant class-action status in their lawsuit that seeks to declare the law unconstitutional.

January 05, 2012 9:02 amLoading…

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