Friday, May 24, 2013

READ: Court Ruling MCSO Racially Profiled, Granting Permanent Injunction

Six days before the deadline to turn in recall petitions against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow (Arizona) has issued a 142-page ruling that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has engaged in racial profiling due to the Sheriff's emphasis on immigration enforcement.

Here is the initial Arizona Republic article on the ruling.  Here is a link to the entire ruling, from the Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.  Below is the last page and a half of the ruling, spelling out the terms of the permanent injunction and setting a further hearing for June 14.

A status conference on the pro-Arpaio lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against the recall organization is set for May 29, the day before the May 30 turn-in deadline.  Recall organizers need to turn in more than 335,000 valid signatures in order to force a recall election.

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