The Arizona Conservative Coalition’s (ACC) most recent legislator ratings, reflecting legislative actions as of 6/17/2013 is now available. Click here for the updated report.
Legislators are assigned to a group based on their latest rating. Bills used in the evaluation along with the summary of criteria used to weight bills can be seen here. There is also an excellent, concise analysis of each bill considered.
Be sure to take time to review Howard Levine’s informative weekly narrative, which provides background on the tracking process. This week he discusses a new feature added to the rating system. He also presents an overview of the despicable final days leading up to the legislative sine die.
The folks at ACC provide individual scores for Arizona’s Republican Representatives and Senators. There is quite a variation. This week the Senate ratings range from a high of 93.7 down to a shameful 34.0. In…
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Election integrity thrown a curve by high court
In a ruling this morning, the U. S. Supreme Court said individual states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system to register to vote.
Arizona’s voter approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a registration form produced under the federal “Motor Voter” registration law was effectively tossed on its head by a 7-2 vote of the justices.
On March 18, 2013, Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne brought the issue of our state’s Voting Rights Act — requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote — to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he argued on its behalf. (Read his oral argument under link.) Our earlier post and additional background can be viewed here.
Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia said Federal law “precludes Arizona from…
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> Updated 12/23/16 “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution.” Barrack Hussein Obama. Obama took the Presidential Oath, swearing to “.. preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” but has:
- Used Executive Action in direct opposition to the law, and unilaterally changes the law for at least five million illegal aliens; Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power held by Congress; “he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3; Article I Section 8
- In direct violation of ACA Law ( Section 36B ) ordered subsidies be paid under Federal Exchange. Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.
- Complicit in receiving official emails from Secretary of State exclusively via personal email address – a violation of Federal Law. Article II Section 3
- Ignored law by taking Iran Deal to UN prior to…
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Jose Manuel Martinez, 51, was recently arrested in Yuma, Arizona, after trying to cross the border from Mexico without proper identification. He was then extradited to Alabama, where he was wanted on first-degree murder charges. It was there the self-described enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel confessed to killing more than 30 people across the United States.
“I’ve killed over 30 people,” he bragged, adding that he began his murder spree when he was 16 years old. Fox News Latino reports that Martinez is originally from Mexico but has legal status in the United States.
Aren’t we fortunate?
Alabama’s Lawrence County Sheriff Capt. Tim McWhorter said Martinez made a stream of startling confessions, including a double homicide in Florida and 10 slayings in California. “He basically told us, ‘I’m the guy that pays you a visit when you don’t pay the cartel,” said McWhorter. In addition to the confessions, DNA evidence…
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