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APNewsBreak: $500K donated to Ariz. to defend law
hosted ^ | Jul 8 | hosted

Posted on 07/08/2010 12:54:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono

PHOENIX (AP) -- Donations to a special fund to help Arizona pay to defend its immigration enforcement law now total roughly $500,000, with more than half of the contributions made as the federal government sued to challenge the law....

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; defense; fund; sb1070

1 posted on 07/08/2010 12:54:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

And donations made to a state or municipality are fully tax deductible.


2 posted on 07/08/2010 12:55:38 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

https://az.gov/app/keepazsafe/donation_information.xhtml


3 posted on 07/08/2010 12:59:01 PM PDT by jessduntno (A-Stan: "illiterate peasants in caves, ruled by "warlords" ... not a target for "nation building.")
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To: JoeProBono

Nice!


4 posted on 07/08/2010 12:59:33 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!

Somebody’s generous. A whole bunch of somebodies, in fact...


5 posted on 07/08/2010 1:00:25 PM PDT by HiJinx (A strident voice has fallen silent...RIP Terry Anderson)
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To: JoeProBono

bump


6 posted on 07/08/2010 1:01:33 PM PDT by Dubya (JESUS SAVES)
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To: JoeProBono

If things turn out the way they look. This is going to be one hell of an embarrassment for Obama.


7 posted on 07/08/2010 1:03:37 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: HiJinx; JoeProBono

Excellent!


8 posted on 07/08/2010 1:04:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me... is not indicative of Presidential timber.)
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To: DoughtyOne

How soon before a Perkins Coie attorney, disguised as an independent counsel determines this fund to be illegal?


9 posted on 07/08/2010 1:11:17 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: Facebook fast approaching 2 million members!)
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To: jessduntno

I’m definitely going to help out. They need our help!


10 posted on 07/08/2010 1:13:31 PM PDT by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: curth

Oh aren’t you the smart one! LOL

Shush! ;^)


11 posted on 07/08/2010 1:14:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me... is not indicative of Presidential timber.)
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To: sinanju

the POS 0dumbo and any and all who caclled Az racist etc for this deserve more than embarrassment

BUT in reading the suit I see the Feds claim that just because there is a federal law doesn’t mean the federal government WILL enforce it and the Feds reserve the right to decide that someone illegal really isn’t

I am afraid we are f**ked


12 posted on 07/08/2010 1:17:40 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: RWGinger

Congrats to whomever put a half million of their money where their mouth is.
Wow !


13 posted on 07/08/2010 1:25:08 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I thought it was a bunch of people donating various amounts.I donated a bit.


14 posted on 07/08/2010 1:30:25 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: RWGinger
BUT in reading the suit I see the Feds claim that just because there is a federal law doesn’t mean the federal government WILL enforce it and the Feds reserve the right to decide that someone illegal really isn’t

I am afraid we are f**ked

I'd like to see Arizona's response before I'd be willing to make that call.

15 posted on 07/08/2010 1:32:07 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

hard to argue that the Feds don’t have a say in whether they choose to enforce their own laws or not

Have you read the lawsuit?

It will make you sick. among other things it says Az can’t start turning people over to the feds since that will make hte feds too busy to handle the other states
and it says the Az law has caused mexico to issue a travel warning and that hurts our foreign relations
this is on top of the 0dumbo saying the feds have the right to not follow their own laws.


16 posted on 07/08/2010 2:12:11 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: hoosierham

I donated as well.


17 posted on 07/08/2010 2:23:34 PM PDT by coolgenner
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To: JoeProBono

Are there no pro bono (no pun intended) lawyers out there willing to step up to the plate? Even in a lesser capacity?


18 posted on 07/08/2010 2:29:18 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
And donations made to a state or municipality are fully tax deductible.

I wouldn't put it past the rat party to slip something into an unrelated piece of legislation that will remove that deductability for the state of Arizona only.

19 posted on 07/08/2010 2:33:25 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: RWGinger
Since I'm not a lawyer (and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn), I'll wait for the Arizona attorneys to have their say.

hard to argue that the Feds don’t have a say in whether they choose to enforce their own laws or not

Except for that pesky US Constitution:

Article IV, Section 4 - Republican government

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Have you read the lawsuit?

No, I haven't. Reading the claims from one side in a dispute, especially absent any response from the other side, can be misleading at best.

It will make you sick.

I don't need to read it for it to make me sick.

among other things it says Az can’t start turning people over to the feds since that will make hte feds too busy to handle the other states

The feds claiming that doesn't mean that a court will accept it.

it says the Az law has caused mexico to issue a travel warning and that hurts our foreign relations

Too bad. I'd suspect that claim is likely to be considered irrelevant.

this is on top of the 0dumbo saying the feds have the right to not follow their own laws.

His claiming that doesn't make it true.

20 posted on 07/08/2010 2:36:17 PM PDT by Bob
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To: RWGinger

Be funny if the Judge sent gov’t lawyer to jail for ‘’contempt with malice aforethought’’.


21 posted on 07/08/2010 3:13:37 PM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

“And donations made to a state or municipality are fully tax deductible.”

That might be true and it might not be:

https://az.gov/app/keepazsafe/index.xhtml;jsessionid=AAC74394A6D5C7817F462E30D8FD1A4B?cid=4768

“Please Note: The State of Arizona provides no opinion as to whether donations to the Border Security and Immigration Legal Defense fund are deductible for federal income tax purposes. A donor may wish to consult a tax professional for advice.”

However, many of our donations to good causes aren’t tax deductible like my $/day to Free Republic, and donations to NRA and similiar causes.

I will be donating on the 17 of July (due to cash flow re SS, retirement pay and other incomes). I may make a monthly autopayment until this is settled.

https://az.gov/app/keepazsafe/index.xhtml;jsessionid=AAC74394A6D5C7817F462E30D8FD1A4B?cid=4768


22 posted on 07/10/2010 8:57:10 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: JoeProBono
FTA: "with more than half of the contributions made as the federal government sued to challenge the law...."

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Not sure about this verbage, but the contributions accelerated AFTER the suit was filed. A distinction with a difference. I suspect AP was trying to downplay that.

23 posted on 07/10/2010 6:12:22 PM PDT by chiller ( Oil spilled while Obama chilled)
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To: jessduntno

bttt


24 posted on 07/11/2010 2:36:59 PM PDT by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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