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Updated Jul 15, 2014 - 6:36 am

Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce seeks to end subpoena dispute

PHOENIX — Attorneys for the chief sponsor of Arizona’s 2010 immigration
enforcement law are asking a judge to deny a request by immigrant rights
advocates to force their client to turn over all his emails and documents about
the contentious statute.

Groups challenging the law said former Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce has already
provided a limited set of documents, but contend he made inadequate searches for
all records sought by a subpoena.

Pearce’s lawyers said their client turned over all documents called for by the
subpoena.

The challengers are trying to prove the law was passed with discriminatory
intent.

The immigrant rights advocates lost a similar dispute last week when a judge
rejected a subpoena issued to a former Phoenix police union leader who voiced
support for the 2010 law.

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