Friday, August 3, 2012
ImmigrationProf has been covering the federal civil rights trial of Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which ended yesterday. Bloomberg News reports that "U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow in Phoenix . . . told lawyers yesterday he needs more data on the operation plans for the sheriff’s so- called saturation patrols in which his deputies are accused of making racially motivated traffic stops." Final briefs in the case, which was tried without a jury, are due on August 16. The lawsuit, which seeks injunctive relief, was brought on behalf of a class of all Latinos who, since January 2007, have been stopped, detained, questioned or searched by sheriff office’s agents in Maricopa County.