Friday, September 3, 2010
Justice Department Sues Sheriff Over Disciminatory Practices
CNN reports that the Justice Department has sued an Arizona sheriff after the sheriff refused to hand over documents related to the office's policies and procedures on immigration. The Justice Department is investigating whether policies such as "immigration sweeps" are discriminatory under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is the third lawsuit in a month filed by the Justice Department against Arizona officials related to Arizona's controversial immigration law, which allows officers to demand verification of immigration status.