New Bill Would Pit Arizona Sheriffs Against the Federal Government

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From my Arizona Notebook blog at

(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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