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If You Want To Be A Politician In Arizona You Better Speak English

A state law mandating elected officials be at least "minimally proficient in English" doesn't violate anyone's right to participate in government, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Friday. The case first hit Arizona's lower courts when the mayor of San Luis claimed a city council candidate couldn't read, write, or speak English and should thus be disqualified, The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog reported Friday.
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Supreme Court Will Hear Arizona Immigration Case

US Politics / Liberal : Alan Colmes' Liberaland (3 years ago)

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Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Bar On Spanish-Speaking Candidate

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Arizona’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision that prevents a Latina woman from running for office because she does not speak English proficiently, Fox News reports. State law requires elected officials to speak Englis... Read Post

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