Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports that Arizona has attracted more than $3.6 million of donations to help defend SB 1070, the immigration law that is currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. "Timothy Mellon, an heir to a Pittsburgh steel and banking dynasty, has donated $1.5 million to a legal-defense fund established by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, according to the governor's office. Mr. Mellon, who is identified on a donor list as a Wyoming resident, is among more than 42,000 people who have contributed to the border state's legal battle for the right to enforce the law . . . ."