Judge Allows Recall Election Against SB 1070 Author To Proceed

An Arizona judge denied a legal challenge against the recall election of state Sen. Russell Pearce (R), who authored Arizona’s extreme immigration measure, SB 1070. Pearce’s argued that many of the 10,365 certified signatures did not meet the requirements. Only 7,756 were required. He also said he will appeal the ruling to the Arizona Supreme Court, but if the appeal fails, Arizona will have its first recall election of a state lawmaker on Nov. 8.