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Sep 27, 2010

Arizona's Immigration Law

Arguments were made last Friday by attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice that Arizona's new immigration law (SB1070) illegally conflicts with federal statutes and undermines the nation's foreign policy.

The arguments were made in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that U.S. District Court (Arizona) Judge Susan Bolton acted properly when she barred Arizona from enforcing several key sections of the law.

Last week's response by the Department of Justice was in response to arguments that were made by attorneys for Governor Jan Brewer, who has requested the federal appeals court to dissolve the injunction issued by Judge Bolton. The Governor's argument is that there is no conflict between what Arizona seeks to do and the current federal law.

Arizona's position is that the state is harmed by delays in implementing SB1070, and continuing to bear the financial burden of having an estimated 400,000 unauthorized people in the state, and that a great many of those are receiving government services.

A judicial panel will hear oral arguments from both sides on November 1 at the federal courthouse in San Francisco.

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Sep 27, 2010

COBRA Coverage

Most people have heard the term "COBRA" as it relates to health insurance coverage, but do you know what it truly means?

The right to COBRA continuation coverage was created by a federal law, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. COBRA continuation coverage is a continuation of health plan coverage when coverage would otherwise end because of a life event known as a "qualifying event."

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Sep 27, 2010

Welcome to our Blog

We welcome you to our new blog. As many of you are aware, it recently became legal for citizens in Arizona who are 21 and over to carry concealed firearms without the need for first obtaining a permit. There are still some restrictions on where and when you can exercise this new right, so be sure to review the law carefully if you intend to carry a concealed gun.

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