The Society of Professional Journalists presented its Sunshine Award to a collaborative investigation by the Arizona Republic and USA TODAY into how special interest groups are drafting copycat legislation in state houses across the country. Both newsrooms and the Center for Public Integrity were honored for their work on “Copy.
In April 2010, Arizona enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, better known as Senate Bill 1070. But what would make an officer believe that someone was illegally in the country? For its opponents, it codified and provided legal cover for racial profiling, which continues to be