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In the news this morning: More state bills copy SB 1070, minority vs. undocumented workers, Supreme Court takes on post-911 case, more

Fourteen States Weighing Bills Modeled After Arizona’s SB 1070 - ColorLines At least 14 state legislatures have introduced bills similar to SB 1070 in the current legislative session, with legislators undeterred by the lawsuits that have kept Arizona from completely implementing the law.

GOP's anti-immigrant stance could turn Texas into a blue State - The Washington Post Could Texas turn Democratic? Columnist Harold Meyerson's read on census data and the political winds.

GOP: Illegal immigrants taking minorities' jobs - The Associated Press Black lawmakers have accused accused of trying to "manufacture tension" between African-Americans and immigrants as GOP House members argued in a hearing that more minorities would be working were it not for illegal immigration.

Supreme Court Considers Whether Ashcroft Can Be Held Liable In 'Material Witness' Case - NPR The Supreme Court is to take up a case tomorrow stemming from the war on terrorism that involves the arrest, detention and interrogation of Abdullah al-Kidd, a former star running back at the University of Idaho.

Citing “safety” concerns, Senate President bans public from news conferences - Arizona Senate president Russell Pearce bans the public from press conferences, but allows legislators to bring guns into the Senate building.