The Political Legacy Of Steve Nash

by TRAVIS WALDRON – Steve Nash, two-time NBA MVP and future Hall of Famer, formally announced his retirement, writing in The Players’ Tribune that after 19 years in the league it is finally time to hang it up. “I will likely never play basketball again,” Nash wrote. “It’s bittersweet. I already miss the game deeply, but I’m also really excited to learn to do something else. This letter is for anyone who’s taken note of my career. At the heart of this letter, I’m speaking to kids everywhere who have no idea what the future holds or how to take charge of their place in it. When I think of my career, I can’t help but think of the kid with his ball, falling in love. That’s still what I identify with and did so throughout my entire story.” The 41-year-old Nash is in the final season of a contract...

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Federal Judge Strikes Yet Another Provision Of Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law

by NICOLE FLATOW – A federal court struck down one of the remaining key components of Arizona’s anti-immigration law Friday, in a ruling that hammers home Arizona’s overreach in trying to regulate immigration on its own. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton invalidated an Arizona law that criminalizes smuggling, holding that it “divests federal authorities of the exclusive power to prosecute these specific smuggling crimes” and criminalizes conduct that is not incorporated in the federal law. Arizona’s smuggling provision was one of the earlier laws passed by the state in an attempt to take immigration enforcement into its own hands. But the state incorporated the provision into the controversial SB 1070, Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R) expansion of state immigration enforcement that was dramatically rolled back by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012. During the heyday of aggressive Arizona enforcement — particularly by “America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio — the law was used...

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