Arizona, the Federal Courts and Illegal Immigration
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A federal court ruling means the toughest provisions of Arizona’s new immigration law won’t go into effect today. We hear about the law and the impact on Arizona’s economy as demonstrators are being arrested in Phoenix. Also, has damage from the Gulf oil spill been exaggerated? On Reporter's Notebook, WikiLeaks says it doesn’t know who leaked 91,000 Pentagon records and it’s making sure nobody else knows either. Is WikiLeaks shining a light on the world by shrouding itself in secrecy?
An illegal immigrant is processed by Sheriff's Deputies working for Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, after an operational sweep in Phoenix on July 29, 2010. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
Has Damage from the 100-Day BP Spill Been Exaggerated? ()
The Gulf oil spill is the biggest thing of its kind in American history, but scientists working for contractors assessing the damage say it may have been exaggerated. Michael Grunwald is reporting the story for Time magazine.
Federal Judge Puts Much of Arizona’s Immigration Law on Hold ()
Crucial provisions of Arizona's new immigration law will not go into effect today as scheduled, but court actions will continue for years. Some demonstrators are being arrested in Phoenix, and Sheriff Jo Arpaio plans an afternoon "sweep" of Hispanic neighborhoods. We hear about yesterday's ruling that core parts of the law are unconstitutional, a decision that's likely to wend its way to the US Supreme Court. In the meantime, what about boycotts, declines in convention business and continued anxiety in a state with a 30% Hispanic population?
- Leo Banks: Reporter, Tucson Weekly
- Mark Krikorian: Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, @MarkSKrikorian
- Tom Saenz: President and General Counsel, MALDEF, @MALDEF
- Anna Gorman: Staff Writer, LA Times
- Gabriel Chin: Professor of Law and Public Admin Policy, University of Arizona
Anonymous Transparency: The Wikileaks Paradox ()
WikiLeaks made international news this week with 91,000 Pentagon documents, released to the Internet to implement website's founding mission, which it calls "radical transparency." But WikiLeaks claims it doesn't know the source of the leak and that nobody else can find out either. "Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity?" That's a question raised by Farhad Manjoo at Slate.com.
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