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Authors of the AZ Immigration law retreat:
When I wrote last on Arizona's new immigration law, critics of the measure were arguing that requiring proof of citizenship based on a policeman’s “reasonable suspicion” -- which could be based partially but not “solely” on ethnicity -- triggered during “any lawful contact” was an invitation to abuse. Conservative defenders found these criticisms of a “sensibly written and rigorously focused” law not only mistaken, but “over the top,” “intemperate,” “hysterical,” “preening” and “sanctimonious.”
Until the Arizona legislature hastily revisited the law on precisely these points. “Any lawful contact” has now been changed to a “lawful stop, detention or arrest.” The word “solely” has been removed, broadening the presumption against ethnic profiling.
PostPartisan - The authors of Arizona's immigration law retreat
So, if it wasn't discriminatory, why did they change it?
"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." --Adlai Stevenson, Politician