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Maricopa County Settles Illegal Immigration Detention Suit for $200,000
Represented by attorneys Cecillia D. Wang and Andre Segure of the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Right Project and Annie Lai and Daniel Pochoda of the ACLU of Arizona as well as St. Louis, Missouri attorney Stephen Ryals, they filed a federal civil rights action alleging a violation of the Fourth Amendment. After the court "found that the illegal acts against the Moras resulted from the policies implemented by Sheriff Arpaio as part of his anti-immigrant campaign," Maricopa County decided to settle the lawsuit on July 7, 2011, for $200,000, including attorney fees. See: Mora v. Arpaio, No. CV-09-1719-PHX-DGC (U.S.D.C.-D.Ariz., 2011).
Additional source: ACLU press release dated July 7, 2011, available at acluaz.org.
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