New Bill Would Pit Arizona Sheriffs Against the Federal Government

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From my Arizona Notebook blog at Forbes.com:

(Tuesday, January 25. Phoenix, AZ) As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address tonight with an expected call for civility, the Arizona legislature is taking up a bill with a less chummy message to the federal government. That declaration can be summed up in three words: “Stay outta Arizona.”

HB2077 doesn’t t actually ban Feds from entering the state. It would just harass them and prevent them from doing their jobs. And who better to enforce this anti-Washington law (with its old-timey, anti-Easterner resentment) than that iconic Western figure: The Sheriff.

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