Author of AZ Immigration Law Loses Recall Election

Russell Pearce, the state senator from Arizona who authored the discriminatory Arizona immigration bill, lost his seat in a recall election yesterday.

Pearce, a former Phoenix-area sheriff's deputy known for his tough stance against illegal immigration, sponsored the state immigration law that became the focus of national media and legal attention.

"With Sen. Russell Pearce's defeat in this recall election, everyone who practices the politics of fear and division was put on notice," said Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona.

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    Couldn't happen to (none / 0) (#1)
    by gyrfalcon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 01:52:28 AM EST
    a nicer guy. <that's snark>  I've seen him interviewed any number of times on Fox, and he's absolutely odious (and not clear that he's entirely sane, frankly).

    Great news.

    Last night (none / 0) (#3)
    by Lil on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 08:38:06 AM EST
    seems to be a decent sign that things may be trending a little in our direction. Let's hope the pendulum is not done swinging back to the left, at least a little. That would be nice heading into 2012.

    The successful recall in Arizona (none / 0) (#4)
    by christinep on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 02:31:16 PM EST
    ...whether the icing on the cake for last night or a more substantial, nutritious victory for us all, it is good to savor.

    The next steps on the Ariz pathway should be interesting to see.

    Pearce was the sponsor of the Arizona law (none / 0) (#5)
    by Peter G on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 10:56:53 PM EST
    but the "author" is Kris Kobach, a Harvard-Oxford-Yale educated former law professor who is now Secretary of State of Kansas - a truly dangerous guy.