July 29, 2010
Posted: 12:35 PM ET
July 28, 2010
Posted: 07:00 PM ET
A last-minute ruling blocks key parts of
Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
What happens now?
Two Arizona sheriffs faceoff over the law
that’s divided a state – and the country!
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Posted: 04:14 PM ET
Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) - A federal judge has blocked one of the most controversial sections of a tough Arizona immigration law, granting a preliminary injunction Wednesday that prevents police from questioning people about their immigration status.
That provision of the law requires police to "make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested" if the officer has a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the United States illegally.
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton's ruling, in response to a motion filed by the federal government, came with scant hours to go before the law goes into effect.
She also blocked provisions of the law making it a crime to fail to apply for or carry alien registration papers or "for an unauthorized alien to solicit, apply for, or perform work," and a provision "authorizing the warrantless arrest of a person" if there is reason to believe that person might be subject to deportation.
Seven lawsuits are seeking to block implementation of the law, signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in April. The law, which also targets those who hire illegal immigrant laborers or knowingly transport them, is to go into effect Thursday.
CNN senior analyst Jeffrey Toobin said the ruling reflects the government's argument that immigration enforcement should be dealt with at the federal level.
Filed under: immigration
Posted: 11:30 AM ET
Posted: 07:58 AM ET
July 27, 2010
Posted: 02:21 PM ET
A man convicted of stalking Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson was sentenced Tuesday to five years at a state mental facility.
Prosecutors alleged that Robert M. O'Ryan made his way from the Jacksonville, Fla., area to try to meet Johnson, whom he had an "obsessive desire to marry," and that he would do anything possible to accomplish that goal.
During the trial, Deputy Dist. Atty. Wendy Segall showed Johnson a series of weapons, including a shotgun and a large knife, recovered from O'Ryan's car after he was arrested when he jumped the fence last year at CBS Studios, where Johnson was taping the TV show "Dancing with the Stars."
After seeing the weapons and a series of photos that were in O'Ryan's possession, Johnson testified, "It made me feel really scared."
O'Ryan said in a taped interview with L.A. police detectives that he "never harmed anyone" but would use the guns, zip ties and electrical tape in his car to protect Johnson.
"She is a very important person ... and if I had opportunity to protect her, I would," O'Ryan said in the interview.
O'Ryan said he first began hearing the voice of Johnson, whom he nicknamed Sturdy Girl, while watching the Beijing Olympics on TV.
O'Ryan told Det. Jose Viramontes he communicated with celebrities using telepathy. He told detectives he had children with both male and female celebrities.
Filed under: Entertainment
Posted: 10:58 AM ET
July 26, 2010
Posted: 07:00 PM ET
Leaked documents rip the lid off war!
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