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Legal groups move to challenge Trump’s Arpaio pardon

Posted by   /  September 12, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Madeline Conway | POLITICO Two advocacy groups moved on Monday to challenge Donald Trump’s pardon of controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging that the president’s move was unconstitutional because it undermined the power of the federal judiciary. Related: Prosecutors: Reasons for Arpaio conviction should be voided DOJ prosecutors agree Arpaio case should be […]

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Trump says high Hurricane Harvey TV ratings led to Friday’s Arpaio pardon

Posted by   /  August 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

KTAR President Donald Trump said Monday he decided to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Harvey was about to hit Texas because ratings would be high. “In the middle of a hurricane, even though it was a Friday evening, I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally,” […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Why Trump’s pardon of Arpaio follows law, yet challenges it

Posted by   /  August 27, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Adam Liptak | The New York Times President Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio was characteristically unconventional. It came late on a Friday night as a hurricane bore down on Texas. It concerned a crime some said was particularly ill-suited to clemency, and it was not the product of the care and deliberation that […]

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Arizona lawmakers praise, condemn Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

Posted by   /  August 26, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

Cronkite News n Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong. All four Arizona Democrats, as well as the Arizona Democratic Party, issued statements within an hour of the pardon that accused the president of violating the rule of law, endorsing racism and bigotry and […]

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‘We can’t stand by and let that happen’: Legislators fight Trump visit, Arpaio pardon

Posted by   /  August 18, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Maria Polletta | The Republic emocratic lawmakers, faith leaders and community activists are pushing state and local officials to join them in protesting President Donald Trump’s visit to Phoenix on Tuesday, as well as a possible pardon for Joe Arpaio. The president told Fox News this week he was “seriously considering” pardoning the former […]

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World’s toughest sheriff to take on world’s best arm wrestler at Rugby Bowl

Posted by   /  April 6, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Travis Bagent

It may not be Pacquiao vs. Mayweather but it will be a match-up of two of the world’s self-proclaimed tough guys. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will take on ESPN star and the world’s best arm wrestler Travis Bagent, April 18, at the Rugby Bowl in Scottsdale, according to a news release. “I hear Arpaio is […]

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