Friday, August 19, 2016

BREAKING: Judge Susan Bolton - Best Known For SB1070 Case - Will Determine Whether Sheriff Arpaio, Others Will Be Held In Criminal Contempt (READ)

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton is best-known for her handling of several cases challenging Arizona's infamous SB1070 anti-illegal immigration law. Her decisions enjoining major parts of the law were largely affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Bolton will now make the determination as to whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three allies will be held in criminal contempt of court for their actions - and, inactions - to enforce that law.

Fellow Judge G. Murray Snow issued his determination late this afternoon to refer Arpaio, Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, Captain Stephen Bailey and Attorney Michele Iafrate to another judge for the decision. (He had already found them in civil contempt.)

The new judge was assigned by random lot. At first, the responsibility fell to Hon. John Tuchi. He recused himself. Judge Bolton was the next one drawn, and she did not recuse.

Here is Judge Snow's blistering determination from this afternoon.

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